Geek Fitness: Your Body is not Just Transportation for Your Brain

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Scheduled: Thursday, June 23, 2011 from 4:45 – 5:30pm in B202/03


Optimize your productivity by keeping your body healthy. Learn how to prevent 'laptop back' and RSI; extend your workday by taking care of your body.


The physical parts of fitness for geeks. That’s fitness as in ‘suitability for a task’.

Neck, shoulders, upper back: conditioning, care, and repair. Diet and exercise: science vs politics. Why cycling is not enough. How to stay fit using your own body weight and an optional gallon milk jug full of water. Why shoulders are unstable, and how extended laptop use makes them easy to injure. 10 habits you should adopt today.

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