I am curious how many people saw the movie “Concussion.” GEN the 10 Newspaper man readingIf you saw it, what did you think? I knew most of the story, as I have actually read the journal article Dr. Omalu submitted to Neurosurgery as well as the editorial where members of the NFL committee argued that it be retracted. I’d love to hear what you think. Share your thoughts on Twitter or Facebook!

Now here are this week’s books and articles!

Book I read this week: The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives That Make You Feel Alive by Brendon Burchard. I loved this book! Brendon explains the 5 baseline drives and the 5 forward drives that can make you the best possible version of you. These drives can make you enjoy every day of your life. It is worth your time to read it!

Book I’m reading next week: Life’s Golden Ticket: An Inspirational Novel by Brendon Burchard. Since I have read all of his other books, I thought I would read his fiction work as well.

Sports Medicine
Jeff’s article is a good review of labral injuries of the hip in basketball: Understanding Hip Labrum Injuries in the NBA by Jeff Stotts in In Street Clothes

Everyone is responsible: Players, coaches, doctors, athletic trainers and the schools and leagues: NFL’s concussion priorities: Dodging blame, making players responsible by Sally Jenkins in The Washington Post

Exercise and Fitness
Another reason exercise is good for you, especially in the winter months: How Exercise May Help Us Fight Off Colds by Gretchen Reynolds in The New York Times

This looks like a great workout for people in a hurry or on the road: The 15 Moves in 15 Minutes Workout by Amy Schlinger in Greatist

Youth SportsHigh school football player holding helmet
Good review of prevention efforts in different sports: Prevention, Not Litigation, Should Be Primary Strategy For Youth Sports Concussion by Douglas E. Abrams in MomsTeam.com

“Nearly all non-traumatic deaths in sport are preventable.” Great point by Dr. Casa: Experts Alarmed Over 13 High School Football Deaths This Season by Diane Herbst in People

Productivity and Self Improvement
These tips are great from a productivity standpoint, and just basic human decency. 10 Things to Stop Doing with Your Smartphone by Sasha Graffagna in SuperheroYou.com

These are great. I think exercise is a key tip. Do you Lack Energy and Motivation? Here’s How to Pull Yourself Out of the Funk! by Chalene Johnson in ChaleneJohnson.com

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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