Hey, not all geeks sit around and play Xbox 24/7. No, it’s not the worst way to spend your time but for those wanting to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle, don’t feel intimidated by those muscle heads at the gym. Check out these websites that specifically cater to the gaming community—sweet!
Obesity Continues to Impact U.S.
Obesity is a serious problem impacting the United States. We’ve all been told, “An apple a day keeps a doctor away” and other catchy sayings to encourage healthier lifestyles. However, more and more adults run the risk of heart disease, stroke, and certain strains of cancer due to unhealthy diets. Unless you regularly exercise, regulate portions, and lessen the amount of fats and processed foods you intake, your fate is sealed. There are ways to reverse these effects: fitness. Before I provide resources, it would behoove you to check out these eye opening statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- More than one-third of U.S. adults (34.9%) are obese.
- Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death.
- The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S. was $147 billion in 2008 U.S. dollars; the medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight. \
“RULE #1. WE DON’T CARE WHERE YOU CAME FROM, ONLY WHERE YOU’RE GOING.” Now that’s what I’m talking about! Meet Steve,creator behind Nerd Fitness. Steve understands how difficult it is to lose weight and eat healthy. Nerd Fitness is jam-packed with FREE resources to help you start your quest towards healthy livin’. Feeling adventurous? Forget the treadmill and try an Angry Birds Workout. I mean really, you can’t make this stuff up.
Not to be confused with Nerd Fitness, Geek Fitness is English professor turned certified personal trainer B.J., proud geek and lover of MMORPGs, Dungeons and Dragons, sci-fi, fantasy, Doctor Who, and Comic Con. He’s perfect.Prior to embarking on the fitness journey, B.J. weighed 310 pounds. Since 2010, he’s lost an astounding 150 pounds! If you’re not inspired by now, I’m shocked. Geek Fitness also has free resources from Couch-to-5K programs, to basic eating tips. What do you have to lose (other than weight of course)? Give it a try.
The Fitness Geeks
The motto of Fitness Geeks is, “Fitness isn’t just for jocks anymore.”
“If you are here that means that you want to better yourself,” says their website. “Lose that stubborn fat, pack on slabs of muscle, or just live a healthier lifestyle. Whatever it is, you are here and making that first step.”
What makes Fitness Geeks the right choice for nerds? Come on, I’m sure we can all relate to this story:
“When I was younger I was like your stereotypical geek. Seriously, looked like I came of a high school sitcom. Short, glasses, high pitched voice, a late boomer… Whatever your path may be, we want to help you to your final destination.”
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