Geek Health Archive


Stop Exercising. Start Playing.

Note: This post talks about exercise, and the pressure put on us to be “fit” to society’s standards. If this is the kind of thing that triggers you, here’s some goats in pajamas to check out instead. Society puts a lot of value on the size and shape of our bodies. Everywhere we look


Fitness Trackers are Inaccurate. And it Doesn’t Matter.

“Fitness Trackers are Inaccurate” is a headline you’ll see frequently in the coming months. It is New Year’s Resolution time, and people are resolving to “get in shape” or “lose weight.” (A better resolution is “be healthier,” without the focus on appearance. But that’s a different topic.) Fitness tracker manufacturers love to cash


I’ve Been: Trail Running

I have never liked running. Not even a little bit. It hurts. It’s boring. The treadmill makes me feel like a hamster. And outside it is usually either too hot or too cold. But then for some reason I got the idea that I should go trail running. Basically, running on hiking


Product Review: Garmin Vivoactive

After I posted my review of my Timex IQ+ Move, a friend started asking me questions about smartwatches. As I discussed the pros and cons of various platforms with him, I found myself missing an actual smart watch. Or at least a watch with some smart capabilities. When I saw the Garmin


Product Review: Ritual Vitamins

I’ve been spending time focusing on my health lately, and part of that was reevaluating my daily multi-vitamin. I have been taking GNC Women’s Ultra Mega Energy & Metabolism for years now, even though I know they aren’t the best for me (they have caffeine, which I don’t love). As I was


Managing Your ADHD

Prompted by a not helpful post I saw going around the internet last week, I wrote a post to help people without ADHD help their partners who do. As I was writing it, I thought of some of the things I do to help manage my symptoms. Like I said in my earlier


Let’s get serious about mental health…

To anyone with internet access and a functioning computer, it would be obvious that depression is on everyone’s minds. From losing a childhood icon to dealing with depression and suicide in our most personal circles, it’s something that has the ability affect everyone in ways never expected. The scary thing about mental


Nothing but the rain.

There’s nothing I like better than a warm summer storm. There’s something about the dark skies and rolling thunder that make me feel like life is starting over again. It’s exciting and enlivening- my favourite kind of weather. (There are probably some deep psychological issues there I need to explore, but I


Replacing My Converse: Keen + Inserts

A month ago I went to the doctor with ankle pain, pain I assumed was caused from either skating or the running regimen I’d started. Come to find out, the culprit was more likely my beloved Converse. Years of wearing shoes with no arches had strained my achilles tendon. Sadly, it was


Replacing My Converse

Converse are the unofficial shoe of the geek. The perfect shoe for my narrow, flat feet. Or so I thought. I went to the doctor with a stabbing pain in my ankle/heel that would not let up. Ended up being tendonitis of the Achilles tendon. Most likely caused by my chronic wearing