I just want to let you know that enrollment for Sports Medicine University closes Friday, April 22. Over the past few weeks, I’ve told you Gen The 10 Woman reading tablet-1about the members of our networking and education site – sports medicine professionals, students and people who work with athletes and active individuals. I’ve also described some of our monthly content. Now it’s time for you to join us in Sports Medicine University!

If you sign up by Friday, you will receive a a free bonus e-book – Tips for Aspiring Sports Medicine Professionals. Whether you want to be a team physician as an orthopedic surgeon or primary care sports medicine physician, become an athletic trainer or physical therapist, or go into sports medicine in some other way, this advice (from me and other leaders in sports medicine) can help you get there!

Sign-up for Sports Medicine University today, and get your free copy of Tips for Aspiring Sports Medicine Professionals!

 Book I read this week: The Challenge to Succeed by Jim Rohn. I received this audio program as a bonus for attending a conference a few years ago. I am so glad I decided to listen. It is amazing! Jim Rohn was so funny, and his advice makes so much sense. We just have to actually do what he suggests, which is harder than it would seem. The program is only about 4 hours, and it is well worth it! I just wish I could have been in the audience when he gave it.

 Book I’m reading next week: The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Timeby Arianna Huffington. I loved her book Thrive, and sleep was a key component of her philosophy in that book. I know I have serious sleep issues, so I think this book will be very helpful for me.

Sports Medicine
It will be interesting to see if flag football becomes more popular: NFL players will let kids play football — if they start older by Jim Trotter in ESPN

Is this just a one-year spike or part of a real trend? Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma is the ninth Premier League star to suffer horrific knee injury this season… so what is the ACL and why are so many players falling victim? by Riath Al-Samarrai in Daily Mail

The fact exercise helps doesn’t surprise me. This data would seem to discourage orthotic use, though: To Prevent Back Pain, Orthotics Are Out, Exercise Is In by Gretchen Reynolds in The New York Times

Great idea! Get people you work with to compete to get in shape: Nudging us to health: how office competition can help in Medical News Group walking on treadmillls at gymToday

Youth Sports
Important information for young athletes who suffer an ACL injury: Age-Related Risk Factors for Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction by Gregory B. Maletis, Jason Chen, Maria C.S. Inacio, and Tadashi T. Funahashi in The American Journal of Sports Medicine

Could using mental imagery help your child? How Young Athletes Benefit From Mental Imagery by Patrick Cohn in YouthSportsPsychology.com

Productivity and Self Improvement
Are you a Disney fan? 15 Disney Quotes That Will Inspire Your Success by Peter Economy in Inc.

I have so many friends that tell me that they want to start some huge project but don’t have time. Then they tell me about some great show they watch… If you have time to binge watch TV, you have time to hustle. by Jon Acuff in acuff.me

Did you like one of these articles or books? Do you have any others to share? I’d love to hear your thoughts below!

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