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Health tips from geek to geek

Health tips from geek to geek

I meet plenty of unhealthy geeks, but a few tips can save your life.
They are hacking at whatever they want, why not health?

Zed Shaw made a great article on this, read it now!
Add some tips on sleep from Alex Koppel.

I don't only steal work from great people: I've mixed some advice and experiments of my own.

Sylvain Abélard

December 11, 2012

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  1. @abelar_s Health tips, from geek to geek -- telegraph.co.uk @parisrb

    10/12/2012 & @humantalks 11/12/2012 Computer gamers 'have reactions of pilots but bodies of chain smokers'
  2. Who am I? I am not: ‣a doctor ‣an athlete

    ‣your mom
  3. Who am I? Actually: ‣I’m just like you ‣got bitten

    too ‣seen fellow geeks
  4. Usual suspects Geeks: ‣night owls ‣coffee-addicts ‣junk food ‣slouch ‣don’t

    do sports ‣don’t go outside And there’s often some truth in legends
  5. @zedshaw’s article ‣posture ‣deficiencies ‣sleep ‣fatigue ‣trivial stuff http://sheddingbikes.com/posts/1281257293.html

  6. Posture ‣back ‣shoulders ‣wrists (RSI) ‣stretches Today’s Guru: @zedshaw

  7. Deficiencies ‣food ‣dehydration ‣vitamin D Today’s Guru: @zedshaw

  8. Down to earth ‣have sex! ‣don’t sit for hours ‣bowels

    and prostate Today’s Guru: @zedshaw
  9. Sleep Today’s Guru: @arsduo Sleep deprivation: ‣will hurt you ‣adds

    up in the long run ‣is not repaid in a weekend
  10. Sleep Today’s Guru: @arsduo ‣no sleep ‣4h/night ‣6h/night ‣8h/night Responsiveness

    test (1 tick = 2 days)
  11. Sleep Today’s Guru: the internets ‣Lights ‣ try F.lux and

    ScreenFilter ‣Circadian cycles ‣ blue is morning and orange is evening
  12. Sleep Today’s Guru: my mom ;) ‣ADHD ‣ stop loving

    those shiny new things ‣ some try rituals or meditation ‣Connectivity ‣ cut off! Deprivation only lasts 3 days.
  13. Screens Today’s Guru: my ophtalmologist ;) Your eyes should be

    at the screen’s top height Screen should be at least at arm’s length
  14. Sitting Today’s Guru: french healthcare ;) Great chairs are part

    of @tibastral’s plans for startupparadise.com [Friend Ad]
  15. References http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/video-games/7808860/Computer-gamers-have- reactions-of-pilots-but-bodies-of-chain-smokers.html http://sheddingbikes.com/posts/1281257293.html ‣@zedshaw’s article ‣@arsduo’s talk @rulu ‣médecine

    du travail \o/
  16. Questions? Thanks! BTW I’m @abelar_s on Twitter, Slideshare, SpeakerDeck.

  17. Questions? Things we mentioned during the questions: ‣ Tea ‣

    Diets ‣ Sports ‣ reddit fitness ‣ Standing Desk ‣ Polyphasic Sleep ‣ Napping and power naps ‣ Ergonomic (desks, keyboards, mice, footrests) ‣ Keyboard layouts: dvorak, colemak, bepo...
  18. Obscure Reference Turn off your computer and go to sleep