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Fitness for Geeks

Real Science, Great Nutrition, and Good Health

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Description

If you’re interested in how things work, this guide will help you experiment with one crucial system you usually ignore—your body and its health. Long hours focusing on code or circuits tends to stifle notions of nutrition, but with this educational and highly useful book you can approach fitness through science, whether it’s investigating your ancestral health or using the latest self-tracking apps and gear.

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On Jan 3 Ross Collicutt wrote: A simple plan for health for computer programmers
Fitness and nutrition is a terrible industry to look for any kind of accurate information. The internet is riddled with tips and ideas that are inaccurate, vague or just plain wrong. Bruce Perry and O'Reilly Books have put together a fantastic book covering the basics of fitness and nutrition. Fitness for Geeks is the perfect quick start guide to health for anyone looking to quickly get an overview of the most important topics. Full Review  >

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On Dec 10 Dallas Marks wrote: Stop coding and start moving!
Probably not last book purchased on the subject, but definitely a good choice for your first. Full Review  >

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On Aug 23 Matt Brier wrote:
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On Jul 30 Levon Lloyd wrote: Fitness for Geeks by Bruce Perry
Fitness for Geeks by Bruce Perry is an excellent introduction to nutrition and fitness, aimed at self-described geeks. Full Review  >

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On Jul 7 Peter Georgeson wrote:
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On Jun 26 David Greenbaum wrote: Book Review: Fitness for Geeks
"Getting in shape: using agile and other development methodologies" If you know what agile is and want to get in shape, this book is for you! Unlike other fitness books that focus on just one aspect of getting (or staying in shape) this book is a great broad overview that doesn't tell you what to do, but empowers you with the information to do it yourself. Full Review  >

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On Jun 16 Roy Legaard wrote: Documentation for your Fitness API
Because fitness is such a nebulous concept, it’s hard to know where to start or what information to trust. Fitness for Geeks addresses this inertia by collecting and putting a lot of that information in a single place, making it easier to construct a meaningful fitness plan and, more importantly, to act upon it. Full Review  >

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On Jun 1 Sharon Murphy wrote:
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On May 11 Juan Jose de Leon wrote: Info and references so you could make your own decisions
This book won't give you a specific diet or exercise routine. Instead it will give lots of research and science facts so you could reach your own decision. It's a nice approach because it is not a preachy or restricting tone. If you love lots of details then this book is for you. Full Review  >

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On Apr 27 Shawn Day wrote: Quirky, Original and Brilliant
This is first and foremost a simply fun book! It takes an holistic approach to fitness from the perspective of appreciating the science and process of fitness. It is fun, but it also seriously thoughtful and contains a wealth of vast and varied aspects that will appeal to all. As the author states, 'this is a book about fitness and nutrition for the independent of spirit and irrepressibly curious.' I heartily agree. A greatly enjoy­able read. Highly recommended! Full Review  >

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