The Be a Healthy Geek blog is designed to help all people get more out of life. The over arching idea is that you’ll take 30 day challenges which will, over time, help you create a healthier more rewarding lifestyle. Sleep, nutrition, exercise, and play are all important parts of being a healthy and energetic person. This site is unapologetically aimed at geeks because geek nation is one hell of a community, and I have always been and always will be a geek myself.

Why Write all This?

I am not a doctor, nutritionist, and only have limited experience as a personal trainer. However I was inspired as a varsity athlete at Saint Francis Xavier University. Our football strength and conditioning coach taught us a great deal about nutrition and various exercise routines. Since graduating I have continued to read and be passionate about living a healthy lifestyle. Ultimately, I became a teacher, and since then have been responsible for teaching various classes on general health, nutrition and physical activity. I’ve always tried to convey to my students the importance of sleep, nutrition, as well as exercise. Many of the suggestions given on the site are thoughts and lessons I’ve developed since early in my teaching career, and have been inspired by books like ‘The Zone Diet‘ and health and wellness experts like Sam Graci.

But Who are You?

Being a varsity athlete and geek at the same time left me a little confused with the direction of my life during university.  However, after finding my Beautiful wife Heather, things started to fall into place.  I now have a great job as a teacher, and my ability to talk about my favourite scene in the latest Hobbit film, and discuss my old football career means I can identify with a great deal of my students.  I also have two amazing little girls who are growing up way to warhammer_fantasy_terrainfast, and I want even more despite the challenges they can bring on.

And are You Really a Geek?

Well I played a little board game called ‘Heroes Quest’ when I was twelve, and was simultaneously introduced to the fun of board games, roleplaying games, and miniatures. That same day my step-father introduced me to J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ and a maybe a year or two later I bought and painted my first Warhammer Fantasy miniatures with my father. Later I played Magic the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, and watched Star Trek religiously. And this was just the start. I plan do do an article on my geek cred soon, and when I finish it I’ll be sure to post a link here.

Thank you so much for reading, and I really hope you’ll consider taking on any of the listed 30 day challenges, or even just coming back to read more about being a healthy geek! If you have more question you can always email me here.

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