Gen The 10 Woman using computer (1)Happy New Year!

I hope 2016 is off to a good start for you! Did you make a New Year’s resolution? I’d love to hear what it is. I am trying to sleep more and work less (at least a little bit). Plus I am starting a new workout program. It should be fun!

Book I read this week: The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life by Dave Asprey. Based on his success with Bulletproof Coffee, Aspery totally overhauled his diet and his health with a new diet. This book explains how intermittent fasting and eating quality foods while avoiding others can make your mind and body work better than ever.

 Book I’m reading next week: Bulletproof: The Cookbook: Lose Up to a Pound a Day, Increase Your Energy, and End Food Cravings for Good by Dave Asprey. I like Bulletproof Coffee so much, I am going to try the Bulletproof diet for the first 3 to 6 months of 2016. Hopefully this cookbook will make it easy and enjoyable!

Sports Medicine
These programs work for male athletes too: Efficacy of the FIFA 11+ Injury Prevention Program in the Collegiate Male Soccer Player by Holly Silvers-Granelli, Bert Mandelbaum, Ola Adeniji, Stephanie Insler, Mario Bizzini, Ryan Pohlig, Astrid Junge, Lynn Snyder-Mackler, and Jiri Dvorak in The American Journal of Sports Medicine

We must find ways to get athletic trainers hired in the schools: New study highlights difficulty schools face in hiring athletic trainers, scope of shortfall by Cam Smith in USA Today

Exercise and Fitness
Good information on alcohol before a race or sports competition: Do You Really Need to Stop Drinking While Training for a Race? by Erin Kelly in Greatist

More research seems to be showing that physical exercise helps our brains: Does Exercise Help Keep Our Brains Young? by Gretchen Reynolds in The New York Times

Youth Sports
This is an important concern all of us in sports medicine need to follow: Science may get sidelined in artificial turf debate by Beth Mole in Science NewsBoys soccer heading

It will be interesting to see if youth leagues across the country follow these recommendations: U.S. Soccer, Resolving Lawsuit, Will Limit Headers for Youth Players by Ben Strauss in The New York Times

Productivity and Self Improvement
I love learning when I am in my car for more than a few minutes. 10 Ways to Be More Productive On Your Commute by Sasha Graffagna in

Great tips! How to Stop Being Lazy and Start Being Productive by Anum Yoon in

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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