I’m speaking at the American College of Physicians Annual Meeting today in Boston. I’ve spoken at their meeting several times, and I love Gen The 10 The 10 cup of coffeethem. It’s always great to have 800-1000 primary-care physicians interested in learning more about sports medicine.

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Here are some articles I really enjoyed. I hope they are helpful for you!

Sports Medicine
Great story from one of the most tragic events in the history of college basketball: 25 years ago, OSU trainer Tom Fregoso tried to save Hank Gathers’ life by Connor Letourneau in oregonlive.com

Before you rejoice too much, they aren’t saying we shouldn’t exercise at all: Couch Potatoes Rejoice: Strenuous Exercise May Be Unhealthy by Kevin Helliker in The Wall Street Journal

Exercise and Fitness
I don’t use a medicine ball often, but these exercises look like they could help most people: 25 Must-Try Medicine Ball Exercises by Nicole McDermott in greatist.com

A terrific mantra: Stop the Excuses. No, Seriously. Stop. by Swim Bike Mom in swimbikemom.com

Youth Sports
I agree with Brooke on this debate. While we can’t make definitive claims about the risks of artificial turf, it is something to keep an eye on. Artificial Turf: On The Fence About Risk by Brooke de Lench in momsteam.com

Much needed guidelines to address mental health in sports (Thanks to Carrie Boan for sharing!): New guidelines established for young athletes who face mental health issues by Gary Mihoces in USA Today Sports

Social Media and Communication
Where do you think Meerkat fits into the future of social media? Will Meerkat and Stre.am become the next big journalism apps? by Al Tompkins in PoynterWoman writing in notebook

Terrific advice if you want to skip traditional publishing and try a new route: How to Self-Publish a Bestseller: Publishing 3.0 by James Altucher in jamesaltucher.com

Productivity and Self Improvement
“When we don’t take real breaks, we take fake ones.” Great point! The perfect work day schedule by Laura Vanderkam in lauravanderkam.com

I love this! “Wrestling with the decision gives you the false sense of forward motion even when all you’re doing is walking around in circles.” Stop trying to make “perfect decisions.” by Jon Acuff in acuff.me