I just got back from 5 days in Costa Rica, and it was amazing. Want to know the best part? I spent all 5 days away from email, social media, text messages and phone calls. I never would have believed I could do it, but it felt so good being disconnected! You should try it some time…

If you have read The 10 posts for any period of time, you know I love social media. In fact, social media and communication is one of the Gen the 10 Young woman reading smartphonecategories for the articles I share here! I truly want more healthcare professionals who work in sports medicine to create content and communicate with the public online.

One of the features of Sports Medicine University is a monthly tip for online marketing and communication. This is a short screencast showing ways to get involved online, to create content, to help the public with your knowledge and even build your practice or client list. I think you will find them very helpful. Click here to learn more about Sports Medicine University, and sign-up today!

Now let’s get to some terrific books and articles!

Book I read this week: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg. I love using habits to improve – to learn, stay in shape and more. This book explains the science of habits. The idea of the keystone habit is really important. It’s definitely worth reading!

Book I’m reading next week: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. My friend Carrie Boan recommended this one. I loved Life’s Golden Ticket: An Inspirational Novel, so I am really looking forward to this one!

Sports Medicine
Do these results surprise you? Comparison of Injuries in American Collegiate Football and Club Rugby by Nienke W. Willigenburg, James R. Borchers, Richard Quincy, Christopher C. Kaeding, and Timothy E. Hewett in The American Journal of Sports Medicine

The physical toll football takes on athletes can lead to these types of problems later in life: Extensive physical problems continue to plague Joe Montana in ESPN

The 80-hour work week rule for residents changed during my residency, so I have seen both sides: Should Doctors-in-Training Work Fewer Hours? by Dhruv Khullar in The New York Times

Only one-fourth of adults 65 and older are physically active? We need to reverse that trend: Fit for Life: Simple Fitness You Can Do At Any Age by Katie Olson in Skinny Mom

Exercise and FitnessLow back pain
Low back pain is so common among adults. This is one of many terrific reasons for people to exercise: Exercise associated with prevention of low back pain in Medical News Today

Great article from my friend Linda on simple exercises to increase bone strength: 3 Exercises that keep you out of the ER by Linda Melone in LindaMelone.com

Social Media and Communication
I need to work on this problem. Maybe these tips will help: 6 ways to stop saying ‘uh,’ ‘you know’ and other word fillers by Russell Working in Ragan

Great tips for writing articles for your website: How to Write Conversationally: 7 Tips to Engage and Delight Your Audience by Henneke Duistermaat in Copyblogger

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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