Fitness for Geeks by Bruce Perry is an excellent introduction to nutrition and fitness, aimed at self-described geeks. He does an excellent job of two important things. He gives an introduction to some of the principles of exercise and nutrition, relating them to things that geeks like and are familiar with. And, he gives excellent references to scientific publications that back-up the principles he lays forth. Furthermore, the author’s writing style is very conversational. He makes what can be dry material entertaining to read. I also like how he gives many pointers to gadgets that geeks may find fun to experiment with and that encourage mesauring exercise and nutrition as part of their operation. One thing that I liked, but a novice to fitness and nutrition may not like is he never gives strict recipes for how to improve your level of fitness, he only gives general guidelines, some of which are self-conflicting. I think this is important because there is no right answer, each person must find what works best for them through careful experimentation. A novice, however, may prefer more definitive answers.
Fitness for Geeks is an excellent book for any ‘geek’ who is interested in learning more about fitness and nutrition and would like to start getting in better shape.