Gen The 10 The 10 cup of coffeeI love May, and not just because it’s the month of my birthday. It is also a great time of year here in Charleston. The weather is great, and you can get outdoors. Soon it will be really hot, and we will have to worry about heat illness as we train!

Until then, get outside and exercise this weekend. But check out these books and articles first!

Book I read this week: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown. If you haven’t read Essentialism, you need to. We all try to do too much, and it affects our ultimate success and quality of life. I even suggested it to my mom, and she loved it!

 Book I’m reading next week: The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday. I loved this book the first time I read it. I might start reading some of the stoicism classics Ryan suggests when I’m done.

Sports Medicine
These are important questions: What the NFL’s New Concussion Numbers Don’t Answer by Jason M. Breslow in PBS

MRI might be the better test for these difficult injuries: Improving Diagnostic Accuracy and Efficiency of Suspected Bone Stress Injuries by Nathaniel S. Nye, Carlton J. Covey, Lucas Sheldon, Bryant Webber, Mary Pawlak, Barry Boden and Anthony Beutler in Sports Health

I’m sure this information is controversial. Do you agree? How safe is the Paleo diet? by Yvette Brazier in Medical News Today

This could be bad news for a lot of us: Why Six Hours Of Sleep Is As Bad As None At All by Jill Duffy in Fast Company

Youth Sports
Do you think this admission really changes much for football? For parents? N.F.L. Shifts on Concussions, and Game May Never Be the Same by Ken Belson and Alan Schwarz in The New York TimesFootball sportsmanship

A great view on perfectionism and expectations: Why Young Athletes Give Up by Patrick Cohn in

Productivity and Self Improvement
Does music help you be more productive? It definitely helps me! This is your brain on music by Elizabeth Landau in CNN

How did you do? Are you easily distractible? How Easily Distracted Are You? Here, Distract Yourself With This Game to Find Out by Melissa Dahl and Sarah Ruddy 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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