I have been traveling a lot the last few months. While I do love getting away for a few days, it makes keeping up with my workouts challenging.GEN The 10 - Tablet hand tapping I’ve been using a specific workout program since the beginning of June, and many of the hotels don’t have exercise rooms with free weights or machines.

What do you do to exercise while you’re traveling? Do you bring equipment? Or do you focus on running or other activities that don’t depend on the hotel? Or maybe you take a break for a few days… Let me know your suggestions on Twitter or Facebook!

  Book I read this week: The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard. This book really makes you think. This is more than a pep talk to increase your motivation and make you work a little harder for a few days. This is a deep dive into fear and personal power. Then it offers 9 declarations to help us achieve our greatest potential. It is definitely worth reading and incorporating the 9 declarations!

  Book I’m reading next week: Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington. I received a copy of this book when I attended Experts Academy. I have heard it’s a must read for hard workers, so I am excited to dig in!

If you would rather read some great articles, check these out!

Sports Medicine
More information into a possible link between concussions and long-term impairments: Brain shrinkage, poorer memory found in retired NFL players with history of concussion by Honor Whiteman in Medical News Today

A look at injury prevention programs for basketball: Prevention of Lower Extremity Injuries in Basketball by Jeffrey B. Taylor, Kevin R. Ford, Anh-Dung Nguyen, Lauren N. Terry and Eric J. Hegedus in Sports Health

Does anyone have experience with these services? Or do you have thoughts on them? An Uber for Doctor Housecalls by Jennifer Jolly in The New York TimesPictures of food

An overview on a growing debate in health: GMOs: What You Need to Know by Amy Paturel and Robin Yamakawa in WebMD

Social Media and Communication
Excellent response if you accidentally tweet something inappropriate: Bad Tweet Gets This Man Fired-But Look How He Handled It by Brad Phillips in Mr. Media Training

Why you should pick the channel that works best for you: Why You Don’t Need To Be Involved In Every Social Media Channel by Michael Hyatt in MichaelHyatt.com

Productivity and Self Improvement
Great question about people who must be “always available” for their jobs: Reader question: How do you switch from work mode to personal mode? by Laura Vanderkam in LauraVanderkam.com

I love his challenge to meet a new person every day. How to Set a Personal Challenge Like Mark Zuckerberg by Oscar Raymundo in Inc.

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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