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The Healthy Programmer: Get Fit, Feel Better, and Keep Coding now in print

July 10, 2013

Buy this book. Buy THIS book. BUY THIS BOOK NOW. It's not like your life depends on it, except that… well, it sort of does.

Your career is a marathon, not a sprint. The Healthy Programmer will show you how to not just survive, but thrive over the long haul.

Now in print and shipping from Seriously, don't blow this off or put it on your wish list for later. Why put off living well?

The Healthy Programmer

Small changes to your habits can improve your health—without getting in the way of your work. The Healthy Programmer gives you a daily plan of action that’s incremental and iterative just like the software development processes you’re used to. Every tip, trick, and best practice is backed up by the advice of doctors, scientists, therapists, nutritionists, and numerous fitness experts.

We’ll review the latest scientific research to understand how being healthy is good for your body and mind. You’ll start by adding a small amount of simple activity to your day—no trips to the gym needed. You’ll learn how to mitigate back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, and many other common sources of pain.

You’ll also learn how to refactor your diet to properly fuel your body without gaining weight or feeling hungry. Then, you’ll turn the exercises and activities into a pragmatic workout methodology that doesn’t interfere with the demands of your job and may actually improve your cognitive skills.

You’ll also learn the secrets of prominent figures in the software community who turned their health around by making diet and exercise changes. Throughout, you’ll track your progress with a companion iPhone app.

Finally, you’ll learn how to make your healthy lifestyle pragmatic, attainable, and fun. If you’re going to live well, you should enjoy it.

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Upcoming Author Appearances

  • 2013-07-10 Drew Neil, Core Vim Masterclass, Online
  • 2013-07-16 Venkat Subramaniam, ÜberConf
  • 2013-07-17 Johanna Rothman, Uberconf
  • 2013-07-18 Johanna Rothman, Uberconf
  • 2013-07-18 Johanna Rothman, Uberconf
  • 2013-07-24 Ian Dees, OSCON, Portland
  • 2013-07-24 Chris Strom, OSCON, Portland
  • 2013-07-24 Jesse Anderson, OSCON 2013
  • 2013-07-25 Chris Strom, OSCON, Portland
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