I don’t know if you have noticed, but I have dived head-first into video recently. I really think that video content is the GEN The 10 - Tablet hand tappingfuture for people who want to share their messages with the public. I have started adding videos on injury prevention in sports and exercise every Friday. This month I started recording videos to answer questions sent to me for my Ask Dr. Geier columns.

Have you watched any of them? Are there any topics you would like me to discuss? I’d love to hear your feedback!

Now let’s get to the good stuff!


Book I read this week: Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin. Godin emphasizes the need for all of us to act and work as artists – to truly create valuable, emotional work. Accomplishing menial tasks at a job all day is becoming less secure as companies can easily replace people with lower-cost employees to perform the same tasks. Instead, become indispensable by creating work that matters and doing what it is you do better.

Book I’m reading next week: Set Your Voice Free: How To Get The Singing Or Speaking Voice You Want by Roger Love. I am working to improve as a public speaker. One aspect I’d like to improve is my speaking voice. Roger Love is regarded as the premier vocal coach in America, so I am excited to learn from him.

Sports Medicine
Hyponatremia is gaining a lot of attention right now. For Athletes, the Risk of Too Much Water by Gretchen Reynolds in The New York Times

Why these rates are surprisingly high, I don’t think we should avoid physical activity because of that possibility. Epidemiology of Exercise- and Sports-Related Injuries in a Population of Young, Physically Active Adults by Keith G. Hauret, Sheryl Bedno, Kelly Loringer, Tzu-Cheg Kao, Timothy Mallon, and Bruce H. Jones in The American Journal of Sports Medicine

This is about as well as anyone can argue the value of sleep: Here’s Your Productivity Hack: Go The F*ck To Sleep by Ryan Holiday in Thought Catalog

Interesting information about how eating by yourself affects your food choices: How to Eat Alone by Sasha Graffagna in SuperheroYou.com

Youth Sports
More is not always better for kids in sports: Too much practice and specialization can hurt instead of help child athletes by Christie Aschwanden in The Washington PostMan on cellphone in bed

I agree that we need to spread the word: Youth Sports Specialization Defies Logic by Ken Reed in The Huffington Post

Productivity and Self Improvement

I’ve have been trying to unplug more and more, and these are great steps: 10 Ways to Unplug and Become More Productive by Jeremy Goldman in Inc.

Great advice – You can’t keep up with everything, and you probably shouldn’t try. You Don’t Have To Win At Everything by Chris Guillebeau in ChrisGuillebeau.com

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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