Bodies! It’s a stereotype for a reason; although beginning to change, geeks haven’t an excellent track record with health and bodies.
It’s not just the matter of being physically fit ourselves but how we sometimes stray off the path. For example, classic 80s He-Man has a male fantasy body. A magic sword transforms the (a little) geeky character into the hero we want to be, and it’s certainly not hard work. And classic 80s She-Ra? She also has a male fantasy body.
I ate a lot and used to be overweight. Now I eat a lot and am not. I’m not preaching or trying not to, but we’re about to look at some diet plans from Ebuyer inspired by geek culture characters, and I want to express caution over aspirations, diets and fads. What I did was track my weight with a Withings scale, to record my weight and gamify the process. Then, using Google Fit and MyFitnessPal, I recorded what I did and made sure I burned more calories than I consumed. I eat a lot, so I walk a lot. My fleshsuit is better for it.
Ebuyer calls these gaming character diets and plans, but they’re geek culture aspirations. I can’t comment on the wisdom of the health advice here except to say I’m surprised Ebuyer signed off the marketing simply because of those same legal concerns.
Geek character diet and workout plans
I may be overthinking things, and while I can’t offer advice, I wanted to bullet point some health resources.
Image credit: John Arano.
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