Tagged exercise

Fitness and Science Unite in Sportsology at the Science Museum of Minnesota

The Fit Geek is my home base at Twin Cities Geek because I can combine my health interests with my geeky personality. Christina Martinez, the manager of programs and special events at the Science Museum of Minnesota, is a reader of the Fit Geek section, and a couple weeks ago she contacted me to see if I would like to review and participate in the new exhibit at the museum. In Sportsology, Minnesotans can race down to learn about anatomy, physiology, and...

Nerd Fitness Is an Easy Resource for Leveling Up Your Life

The gym isn’t always a safe place. I recognize this even though I want to be a personal trainer and work in a gym setting. My ultimate goal is to help people overcome the intimidation and make people feel comfortable to work out, but I can respect that gyms can be places where some people, and geeks in particular, might not feel respected. If that’s something you’ve felt, I’d like to introduce you to something I clicked upon while...

Care of Magical Creatures (Yes, That’s You)

We are all magical creatures, but unfortunately we don’t have Hagrid to care for us and know just what we need to keep us healthy and happy. I certainly could have used him recently, though. Last month was my first trip to New York Comic Con, and it took much longer to bounce back than I anticipated. It was a grueling weekend with YogaQuest appearing each day to teach yoga and putting in an additional appearance for a discussion...

Superheroes Lift and So Can You! A Beginner’s Guide to Lifting Weights Properly and Safely

Pursuing my education has been an incredible journey as I learn about fitness, exercise and nutrition. Weight lifting is easily my favorite type of exercise and building muscle tissue has magnificent health benefits. Talking with friends and family, I uncovered one gigantic reason why weight lifting is often overlooked, and that is intimidation. The intimidation of weight lifting is enough to scare anyone from lifting weights, and it’s something I personally sympathize with. To enter the gym and see...

The “Bad Genes” Trap: Genetics, Fitness, and Overcoming Excuses

We all know the song and dance of “bad genes.” Most of us can sing a few bars—I know I can. Bad genes gave me bone spurs on my shoulders. Bad genes gave me bad teeth. Bad genes gave me a left dominant artery system around my heart. Bad genes are why I am the way I am, and bad genes are why I don’t even try. Here’s where I get in trouble. To me, “bad genes” sounds like the old idea of being “big...

10 Ideas to Keep you Moving during Minnesota Winters

Did you ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight? Or does a frozen nose and wet toes make you feel like Joker’s next victim? Sometimes it’s hard to make time for working out, especially when it’s so cold and dark you’re thinking about a vacation on Hoth. Here are some ideas to keep you moving through the winter! 1. Keeping it short is OK. If you don’t like the outside or if you’re in a downtown human...

You CAN Be a Fit Geek

As geeks, our keen interests in books, games, computers, and other media can easily lead us down the path of a sedentary lifestyle and poor fitness habits. The Fit Geek is here to help you integrate fitness into your geeky lifestyle so you can live a fuller, healthier, and longer life! For our inaugural post, George Richard talks a little bit about that name. The Fit Geek. What does that mean, anyway? Fit is, of course, short for fitness....
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