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Fitness for Geeks


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.

Tune into components of your health through discussions on food, exercise, sleep, hormesis, and other issues—as well as interviews with various scientists and athletes—and discover healthy ways to tinker with your lifestyle.

  • Learn to live in the modern digital world and still be physically vibrant
  • Examine apps and widgets for self-tracking various fitness issues
  • Zero in on carbs, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals
  • Find and choose food, and learn when to eat and when to fast
  • Reboot your system through movement in the outside world
  • Select from more than a dozen techniques for your gym workout
  • Fuel fitness by focusing on the science of nutrition and supplements
  • Apply lifestyle hacks, such as high-intensity exercise and good stress

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Fitness and the Human Codebase: Reboot Your Operating System
Chapter 2. Fitness Tools and Apps
Chapter 3. Food Chemistry Basics: Proteins, Fats, and Carbs
Chapter 4. Micronutrients: Vitamins, Minerals, and Phytochemicals
Chapter 5. Food Hacks: Finding and Choosing Food
Chapter 6. Food Timing: When to Eat, When to Fast
Chapter 7. The Other World: A.K.A. Outside
Chapter 8. Hello, Gym! Finding Your Way Around the Fitness Facility
Chapter 9. Randomizing Fitness and the Importance of R & R
Chapter 10. Code Maintenance: Human Fueling and Supplements
Chapter 11. Lifestyle Hacks for Fitness

Book Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media (April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449399894
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449399894
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