I just started a new workout program as I often do every 3 to 6 months. In this one, I have to do a pilates workout once a week. I had neverGen The 10 The 10 cup of coffee done pilates, so my first session this week absolutely kicked my butt! It wasn’t that it was all that strenuous, especially compared to the weightlifting I am used to. I just worked core muscles that I have clearly ignored for far too long! Have you done (or do you do) pilates? How do you like it?

Now let’s get to some remarkable books and informative articles!


Book I read this week: Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin. This is another great one by Godin. I love the perspective on intentionally not doing what everyone else does – creating products or programs like what is already out in the market. Why bother? Instead, focus your efforts and resources on creating something really different, even if there is no guarantee that it would work. Whether you like marketing or not, this book offers terrific insight for all of us!

Book I’m reading next week: Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin. This looks to be another short but valuable read. I’m looking forward to this work on building communities and movements.

Sports Medicine
Good article on a way to decrease a growing NFL problem: Preseason ACL Injuries Can Be Drastically Reduced. Here’s How by Mike Tanier in Bleacher Report

Wearable technology will be able to track some amazing data in coming year (well, it already can…): Boston-based company to sell next-generation wristband to athletes by Darren Rovell in ESPN

Many experts warn that athletes can drink too much water: ‘Only drink when thirsty to avoid health risks’ by James McIntosh in Medical News Today

You might not want to read this… Yuck! What’s Really in Your Swimming Pool? by Sydney Devine in WebMD

Youth Sports
I’m glad to see this idea getting more mainstream media attention: A new study about what makes sports fun for kids finds that winning isn’t everything by Vicky Hallett in The Washington PostBoys playing soccer game

Yes! Overtraining can absolutely be an issue for kids! Overtraining and Burnout in Young Athletes by Orthopedics Institute, Children’s Hospital Colorado

Productivity and Self Improvement
We need to stop work email and calls after work hours: The Etiquette of Calling Your Employees After Hours by Alison Green in Inc.

Great article: Be weird until the rest of the world catches up. by Jon Acuff in Acuff.me

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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