/me looks to the left
/me peers to the right
You know, I don't think I know a single 'geek' that fits your stereotypes. They're all relatively healthy, fit and well rounded (in the intellectual sense) individuals. They're all quite sociable people as well..
Granted, geeks are heavy into tech, and spend hours upon hours in front of a CRT, but they're also into many other things, most of which involve some sort of physical activity. One geek friend builds his own furniture, another does a good deal of gardenning. The first is an accomplished cook who makes great sushi, the second is a devout vergan, though not a health-nut. Another geek friend is an avid snowmobiler (which, believe you me, is a pretty strenuous activity) and another still is in the Reserves and gets at least a weekend's worth of workout each month.
Most of my geek friends are not members of a gym, sure, but they do have an exercise machine of some kind at home, and they use it. They bike, they hike, they climb rocks and frozen waterfalls, they lift weights and dance ballroom, they do martial arts, judo, yoga, tai-chi and they fence. They are aware of their body as a complete system, and they are fully cognizant that the Garbage In-Garbage Out principle applies to themselves as well as their code..
If nothing else, they hoist boxen onto desks and sheves and wrestle them down again, they bend, twist and shimmy under desks and between server racks to snake CAT-5 to where it needs to go. They get their aerobics by way of sneakernet, when the LAN barfs..
So, in conclusion, if you're feeling inadequate in your geekness, get off your duff and do something about it. Just because you have a desk job, and a desk hobby, doesn't mean you have to have a desk life. ;)
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