GEN The 10 Woman reading magazinesI have just one piece of quick advice based on a few patients I have seen in my clinic in the new year. Don’t try to achieve your 2016 fitness goal all at once! Whether you are trying to run a marathon, lose 10 pounds or anything else, take enough time to allow your body to recover after workouts. If you do too much too fast, you risk getting hurt. Then you might delay your goal, miss the race or fail altogether!

Now let’s get to the books and articles!

Book I read this week: Bulletproof: The Cookbook: Lose Up to a Pound a Day, Increase Your Energy, and End Food Cravings for Good by Dave Asprey. I am going to give the Bulletproof Diet a try. Hopefully this cookbook will help me add variety to my meals so I don’t burn out quickly. I’m really excited to see if I feel and function better. Plus if you are interested, Asprey explains the diet, cooking techniques, toxins to avoid and nutrients to obtain so that you can decide what is best for you.

 Book I’m reading next week: The Millionaire Messenger: Make a Difference and a Fortune Sharing Your Advice by Brendon Burchard. I have followed Brendon for a long time and attended several of his conferences. I’m excited to read this book about building a business around teaching people.

I switched to grass-fed beef earlier this year. Do you think it matters for most people? Ask Well: Is Grass-Fed Beef Better for You? by Anahad O’Connor in The New York Times

It’s just not that hard: The 11 Healthy Eating Habits you Should Implement Today by Chalene Johnson in

Youth Sports
This risk doesn’t just apply to baseball: Lack of softball pitching limits can lead to serious injuries, experts say by Kara Yorio in

Travel youth football is growing. Is that a good thing? (H/t @mnhopper1s) Pop Warner Coaches Pound the Pavement for Players by Stephanie Farr in Athletic Business

Social Media and Communication
If you use Facebook a lot for your business, this article can help you use it better: How to Use Facebook Business Manager: A Complete Woman typing on laptopGuide by Kristi Hines in Social Media Examiner

If you have an email list for your website, this article offers a ton of great tips based on what worked for him: From Zero to 50,000: How I Built a Big Email List Exclusively About Books I Liked by Ryan Holiday in

Productivity and Self Improvement
Play is not always bad: Why You Should Keep Toys at Your Desk by Dann Albright in

Try to raise your average with everything you do. The average by Seth Godin 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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