I just got back from a mid-week conference in Nashville, Tennessee. I was fortunate to spend time with inspiring people, and I learned so much! FB The 10 Young woman reading smartphoneIt never hurts to break up a long work week with a couple of days away from home, too, and Nashville is a pretty fun place to do it!

Now on to some of the great articles I’ve been reading. Remember to send me any articles you think are worth reading, and I might share them here soon!


Sports Medicine
The Economist looks at artificial turf in soccer: Supergrass by B.R. in The Economist
This study shows that running does not increase your chances for getting knee arthritis. Surprised? Study: Running Won’t Raise Risk of Knee Arthritis by Robert Preidt in WebMD

Two studies try to figure out if far too many knee replacements are being performed: Think Twice Before Choosing Knee Replacement by Gretchen Reynolds in The New York Times
The risks when patients don’t show up for follow up appointments: When Patients Don’t Follow Up by Barron H. Lerner, M.D. in The New York Times

Exercise and Fitness
New to kettlebells? This article shows some ideas for getting started: The Total-Body Kettlebell Workout for Strength and Cardio by Sally Tamarkin in greatist.com
This fitness podcast reviews muscle cramping and offers tips for athletes and active people: Beyond Dehydration: Why Cramping Really Happens And What You Can Do About It. in bengreenfieldfitness.com

Youth SportsHands texting on smartphone
Another good reason to disconnect from technology once in a while: Mom, Put Down That Smartphone at Dinner by Robert Preidt in WebMD
I doubt many of us would believe that school lunches are healthier than ones that kids bring from home! Why Cafeteria Food Is the Best by Jane E. Brody in The New York Times

“We need good stress, called eustress, to perform optimally” from: Does Less Time = Greater Productivity? by Rebecca Fraser-Thill in lifeaftercollege.org
I knew I hated conference calls. Here’s many reasons why you should avoid them too. 7 Reasons You Should Never Do Another Conference Call Again by Michael Hyatt in michaelhyatt.com