I am working to create a talk about the increasing use of technology in sports and sports medicine. If you work as a healthcare provider treating athletes and athletic people – physical therapist, athletic trainer, orthopaedic surgeon, etc. – I’d love to hear your ideas. Where do you think technology has the greatest potential to improve our ability to treat or prevent injuries? Where can technology help to improve athletic performance?
Also, in the coming weeks I’ll be opening my new educational website Sports Medicine University. If you would like more information on the site, click here. I’m excited to tell you more about it!
Study looks at the seemingly high rates of injuries and illnesses during the Olympics: Sports injuries and illnesses in the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games by Torbjørn Soligard, Kathrin Steffen, Debbie Palmer-Green, Mark Aubry, Marie-Elaine Grant, Willem Meeuwisse, Margo Mountjoy, Richard Budgett, and Lars Engebretsen in British Journal of Sports Medicine
New article explores the relationship between exercise and depression: Association between Physical Activity and Depressive Symptoms: Midlife Women in SWAN by Sheila A. Dugan, Joyce T. Bromberger, Eisuke Segawa, Elizabeth Avery, and Barbara Sternfeld in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
If you’re into juice cleanses or detoxes, this article is worth a read: What Happens in Your Body During a “Cleanse” or “Detox” by Thorin Klosowski in Lifehacker
This finding might surprise you health and fitness buffs: No Evidence Paleo Diet Matches Early Eating Habits in WebMD
Startling stat: Organized youth sports participation peaks at age 11: Keep Sports Fun by Mark Hyman in The New York Times
Study points to overuse as a risk for injuries in youth sports: Sports-Specialized Intensive Training and the Risk of Injury in Young Athletes by Neeru A. Jayanthi, MD, Cynthia R. LaBella, MD, Daniel Fischer, Jacqueline Pasulka, and Lara R. Dugas, PhD, MPH in The American Journal of Sports Medicine
Social Media and Communication
I love this! “No one takes a swipe at boring people”: Trolls, Unkind Words, and How to Know You’re on the Right Track by Sonia Simone in copyblogger.com
As someone who writes a lot, I understand the fascination with getting away to write. But it’s not necessary: The writer’s cabin is a myth. by Jon Acuff in acuff.me
This is a great approach that I doubt many people consider. It would make New Years resolutions much more attainable! Why 90-Day Goals Are Better Than Year-Long Ones by Laura Vanderkam in Fast Company
I really need to try this one strategy. It completely makes sense to improve your focus and presence. The 30 Second Habit With A Lifelong Impact by Robyn Scott in gregmckeown.com