Healthy Geek Academy

Robyn Warren leads the modern geek on a personalized wellness journey


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14. A-ing your Qs!

This week is a Q&A episode! Robyn answers questions from instagram about healthy skin, eating rules for workouts, and the Mediterranean diet! Resources used: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/skin-care/art-20048237 https://www.huffpost.com/entry/winter-skin-tips_n_5a53e784e4b003133ecb658c https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/how-to-build-more-muscle-with-less-protein?page=1 https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/how-much-protein-do-you-need-every-day-201506188096 https://www.health.harvard.edu/womens-health/do-you-need-to-see-your-gynecologist-every-year https://www.cdc.gov/healthypets/health-benefits/index.html https://www.acefitness.org/education-and-resources/professional/expert-articles/5800/3-r-s-of-workout-recovery-nutrition/ https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/mediterranean-diet/art-20047801 — Remember to go and install Tab for a Cause today. Join our team by signing up at tabforacause.org/healthygeek — Visit patreon.com/makingmischief to...

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13. #USELUBE

Robyn gets her educator nerd on in this interview episode with fellow geeky business owner and sex health educator Rose Del Vecchio. The pair discuss Rose’s convention origins, the dimensions of wellness in health education, and the stigmas surrounding geeks and sex.  You can follow Rose over on instagram @rosejianlan; or you can check out...

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Episode 12: Health in Anime

It’s time for a new format! We’re calling this one Health in Fandom – where Robyn will discuss health and wellness inside our favorite properties or fan spaces. This week Robyn talks about examples in anime – whether it’s Naruto eating way too much ramen, the My Hero Academia kids pushing their bodies too far,...

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Episode 11: Airhorn Sounds for Everyone!

Quick! Look down and check your OOTD – if you’re wearing a Jordandene shirt it’s kismet! This week (in an interview we recorded in May) Robyn chats with Jordan Ellis, the amazing person behind The Sartorial Geek and the Jordandene geek merch company. The pair talk about how they met and the importance of community...

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Episode 10: The Other Things I Want to Do

This interview is a very special one, TRUST and believe. Robyn talks with comics creator, Hugo Award nominee, Wendy Xu. The pair discuss nerd influences in childhood, breaking away from the “achy bones loney artist” stereotype, and just really wanting to be able to carry groceries in one trip. Things that are ENDLESSLY RELATABLE.  ...

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Episode 9: The Young Guard

Inspired by the HECKIN COOL new Netflix movie The Old Guard, Robyn wants to talk to you about the eternal search for the fountain of youth and the odd ways in which humans are currently trying to halt the natural progression of aging. — Articles referenced in/used for the episode: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/08/peter-thiel-wants-to-inject-himself-with-young-peoples-blood  https://www.technologyreview.com/2019/08/08/65461/scientist-fountain-of-youth-epigenome/  https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/mgmzva/a-dermatologist-explains-the-science-behind-the-black-dont-crack-stereotype  https://www.inquirer.com/life/black-doesnt-crack-rutgers-study-20190612.html  —...

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Episode 8: A Trojan Horse of Information

This week is another interview, this time with GGS community member and science writer Jeni Hackett! Robyn and Jeni discuss being kids raised in video game households before Jeni explains why it’s so important to not leave out the arts when discussing STEM. Critical thinking, fandom as a doorway to wellness, and the dangerous accessibility...

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Episode 7: Sleep is Self-Care!

Turns out that a pandemic and civil unrest aren’t great for all of our sleeping habits. Who knew? So Robyn did a bit of a deep dive into all the benefits good sleep can have on our bodies. There’s tips and tricks for trying to overcome different types of insomnia, what to do if you’re...

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Episode 6: Make Your Goals SMART

This week is another interview, this time with GGS community member, Hayley Birch!   Robyn and Hayley talk about their shared geek origin stories, their similar family histories, being a competitive Hufflepuff, and how spiritual wellness doesn’t have to come from religion.   You can follow Hayley @hrhHayley on Twitter and IG! — Board Games...

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Episode 5: Health Disparity

Today is not our regularly scheduled episode. Instead, Robyn wants to talk to you all about health disparities, implicit bias in healthcare, and how racism is a barrier to wellness. Your mission this week is to do something. — If you are looking for ways to help – whether in action or in research or...

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