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Join Robyn Warren of Geek Girl Strong, right here, as she leads you through the different aspects of wellness, and relates it to our fandoms and other geek endeavors. You can earn experience points on your own path to wellness, complete challenges, learn new ideas, and listen to other geeks discuss their own experiences every other week.

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Join Robyn Warren of Geek Girl Strong, right here, as she leads you through the different aspects of wellness, and relates it to our fandoms and other geek endeavors. You can earn experience points on your own path to wellness, complete challenges, learn new ideas, and listen to other geeks discuss their own experiences every other week.

    9. The Young Guard

    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.
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    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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    The host of Healthy Geek Academy is Robyn Warren 
     
    This show is produced and edited by Leah Cornish
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    • 16 min
    8. A Trojan Horse of Information

    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 of BS in an information age - all of that and more on today’s episode!
     
    You can follow Jeni @allonsyjeni on Twitter and IG! 
    Or her cosplay account on instagram @allonsyjenicosplay
     
    https://www.jenihackett.com/
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    Books mentioned:
     
    The Math Curse by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/books/math-curse-by-jon-scieszka/
    Science Verse by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/books/science-verse-by-jon-scieszka/
    DC Super Hero Science by Jennifer Hackett https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781941367537
    DC Super Hero Math and Tech by Jennifer Hackett (coming soon!) https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781950587070
     
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    The host of Healthy Geek Academy is Robyn Warren 
     
    This show is produced and edited by Leah Cornish
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    • 42 min
    7. Sleep is Self-Care!

    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 a morning person vs a night owl, debunking the myths surrounding teenagers and sleep schedules, and even a D&D reference! Because “geek” is right there in the title of the show. There’s no way to avoid it. 
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    Resources used and mentioned:
     
    U Mich https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/psychiatry/michigan-psychiatry-resources-covid-19/your-lifestyle/supporting-sleep-during-covid-19-pandemic  U Chicago https://www.uchicagomedicine.org/forefront/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/advice-for-sleeping-well-during-the-covid-19-outbreak  Mayo Clinic https://www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/hometown-health/speaking-of-health/5-tips-for-getting-quality-sleep-during-the-covid-19-pandemic  Johns Hopkins https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787390/all/Managing_Sleep_Problems_during_COVID_19 Sleep… by Nick Littlehales https://bookshop.org/books/sleep-the-myth-of-8-hours-the-power-of-naps-and-the-new-plan-to-recharge-your-body-and-mind/9780738234625  
    On teens, school start times, and sleeping:
    NYT opinion piece: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/upshot/the-economic-case-for-letting-teenagers-sleep-a-little-later.html Debunking the myth of summer vacation (PBS): https://www.pbs.org/newshour/education/debunking-myth-summer-vacation Rand study: https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2109.html?adbsc=social_20170831_1772051&adbid=903257824167313410&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453 Jama Pediatrics study: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/article-abstract/2765038 ---
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    The host of Healthy Geek Academy is Robyn Warren 
     
    This show is produced and edited by Leah Cornish
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    • 30 min
    6. Make Your Goals SMART

    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!
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    Board Games mentioned:
     
    Blood on the Clocktower
    Judge Dredd Block War
    Kids on Brooms
    Fog of Love
    Battle of the Boy Bands
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    This show is produced and edited by Leah Cornish
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    • 40 min
    5. Health Disparity

    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.
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    If you are looking for ways to help - whether in action or in research or monetarily, this Black Lives Matter card site is a great repository of links: blmsites.carrd.co
     
    Same goes for the Northstar Health Collective, a collective of street medics in the United States. As of this posting they are not personally accepting donations, but are linking to other organizations as well. https://www.northstarhealthcollective.org/
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    A lot of reading has been done, and there is more still to do. For more information on health disparity and implicit bias, here are a lot of good links and starting points.
     
    Physicians and Implicit Bias (abstract) https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11606-013-2441-1
     
    Implicit Bias Within Health Care Delivery https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20200108.34515/full/
     
    Implicit Bias in Healthcare Professionals https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5333436/
     
    Racial and Ethnic Disparites Continue in Pregnancy-Related Deaths https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2019/p0905-racial-ethnic-disparities-pregnancy-deaths.html
     
    Hospitalization Rates and Characteristics of Patients [re: COVID-19] https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6915e3.htm?s_cid=mm6915e3_w
     
    CDC Page on COVID-19 and Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/racial-ethnic-minorities.html
     
    New York Times' Race and Medicine: The Harm that Comes from Mistrust https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/13/upshot/race-and-medicine-the-harm-that-comes-from-mistrust.html
     
    NPR's state by state look at COVID-19 Racial Disparities https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/05/30/865413079/what-do-coronavirus-racial-disparities-look-like-state-by-state
     
    Additional info to read up on
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5333436/ https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20200108.34515/full/
    https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/disparities/index.htm
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    The host of Healthy Geek Academy is Robyn Warren 
    This show is produced and edited by Leah Cornish
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    • 12 min
    4. "I Am the Snape of Fitness!"

    4. "I Am the Snape of Fitness!"

    On today’s episode, Robyn discusses the importance of teachers having teachers, and puts the lesson into practice immediately by interviewing her "Jedi master" Saysha Heinzman. 
    Robyn and Saysha discuss 80s and 90s analog entertainment, using The Force as a way to get better at lifting, and creating a gang of misfits.
    Lastly for this week’s mission: you gotta drink more water... no matter how much it makes you pee.
    You can follow Saysha on instagram @sayshaheinzman or check out her site http://www.sayshaheinzman.com/
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    • 52 min

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