Goal Setting and Baseline Tracking

I’m currently sitting on my couch reading about how sitting on your couch takes years off your life.  This is enough to motivate me to start this project.  de Rezende, Lopes, Lopez, Matsudo, and Luiz (2014) found that sitting and watching TV increases risk of metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, cancers, and Type 2 diabetes. Not as comforting as the down blanket I’m under. I’m not an active person by nature.  My friends would probably be Read more…

What I’m Doing

You might be wondering what prompted a site/blog like this one.  Of course, as I said before, I have some bad habits that have affected my productivity and effectiveness as a teacher. But honestly, the motivation runs deeper than that.  The Academy does awful things to us.  The quest for productivity means that being overworked and overtired is a badge of courage.  There is a fair amount of competitiveness in higher education. The Lake Woebegone Read more…

What is AcademicFit?

Hi, I’m DB, a contingent faculty member at an R1 on the East Coast. I also do some consultation work in Applied Behavior Analysis, which I absolutely love. While I try to stay active and healthy, sometimes the academic life makes that difficult. If you’re not familiar with the Ivory Tower, you probably think we: Work pretty much when we want, where we want (well, that is true) Do very little outside of the three Read more…

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