Geek Fitness: Health Hacks - Running and Weight Loss for Nerds and Geeks

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Season 2 contains a (mostly) serial story of my 155 pound weight loss and how I--you guessed it--hacked my health and went fat to fit. I’m a runner, a fitness junkie, a nutrition nut, but most importantly--I’m a geek. I used to be overweight, unhealthy, and lazy. I lost 155 pounds, and along the way, I figured out how to lead a healthy, active lifestyle without giving up a single bit of the geekery that makes me who I am. This is my story. This is how I did it. It's also where I came from and what prompted me to lose weight and change my life. I grew up as the fat kid, and now I'm the fit guy. At some point, according to one of my former students, I went from being "a fat dude who lost a bunch of weight" to "that guy whose in great shape." That's awesome. I want that to be you, too. I have severe anxiety, and even though I practice meditation, study Buddhism and am all about mindfulness, I still take medication to keep my panic attacks under control. Mental health is every bit as important as physical health, and I don’t want that to get shoved under the rug. I don’t want there to be a stigma about it, so I discuss strategies for self-care and dealing with panic and stress in your life. Additionally, I truly believe that compassion and kindness are essential to being healthy and happy, so this is a very positive book. I want to motivate you into living a good life and being happy, not scare you into one. So are you ready, player one? It's time to press start. Game on.Read more »

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