When I was in Los Angeles last November, I stayed at a hotel that served various infused waters to guests – lime water, lemon water, etc. I Steaming-cup-of-coffee-The-10have always wanted to try cucumber water, but I didn’t want to spend a lot of time making it. Someone gave me this infuser pitcher, and I love it! I slice a cucumber every 2 days and fill it with water. It’s easy, and the cucumber water tastes great. If you are looking to try water infused with fruits or vegetables, try it!

As March winds down and we head into spring, check out these books and articles before you start your weekend!

Book I read this week: Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy. This short book is amazing. Yes, it offers some great tips on time management, which I love. But it also spends a lot of time trying to help you decide what you should be doing so that you do less that is not important. Plus it emphasizes how these tips can help you spend more time away from work and more with your family and friends. It is absolutely worth reading!

 Book I’m reading next week: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg. I am a big believer in habits and improving the little things we do every day to be healthier, get more done, and more. This is another book that is referenced by many authors and thought leaders, so I can’t wait to check it out!

Sports Medicine
Addressing hip strength and mechanics seem important to try to prevent these injuries: Hip Muscle Strength Predicts Noncontact Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury in Male and Female Athletes by Khalil Khayambashi, Navid Ghoddosi, Rachel K. Straub, and Christopher M. Powers in The American Journal of Sports Medicine

Hopefully this belief won’t prove to be true, but time will tell: Former LB Bill Romanowski: Most NFL players likely have CTE by Janie McCauley in Aurora Sentinel

Do you take fish oil or other supplements? ‘Supplements and Safety’ Explores What’s in Your Supplements by Anahad O’Connor in The New York Times

Standing desks might be good for physical health and mental performance: Think on your feet: standing desks improve student cognition by Marie Ellis in Medical News Today

Youth SportsYoung females basketball game
Why do you think some kids are quitting sports? How to make your kid hate sports without really trying by Kelly Wallace in CNN

These are great tips to get your kids active (and you too): Power Up: 5 High-Tech Family Fitness Ideas by Ashley McCann in SkinnyMom.com

Productivity and Self Improvement
Finding common ground is crucial: How to Make Yourself More Likable in Just 2 Seconds by Shana Lebowitz in Inc.

“It’s knowing what you want, going out there, and making it happen—and not apologizing”…Love it! On Becoming Unfuckwithable by Ash Ambirge in TheMiddleFingerProject.org

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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