April 1 marks the start of Youth Sports Safety Month. If you have read my articles for long, you probably know I am passionate about finding ways to decrease injuries among young athletes and making the sports safer. Keep an eye out for topics on many different youth sports all next month.
Finally Sports Medicine University is opening! I’ll probably only leave enrollment open for a short time so that we can focus on the early members. I truly think it will be great! If you work in healthcare as a physical therapist, athletic trainer, primary-care sports medicine physician, orthopaedic surgeon, or you are a healthcare provider interested in the care of athletes and athletic people (or if you are a student preparing to enter one of these fields), definitely consider joining us. I really think it will be a great place where we can all learn and connect with others. I can’t tell you how excited I am! Check out sportsmedicineuniversity.com now!
A controversial study suggests tackle football might be harmful for kids younger than 12: Age of first exposure to football and later-life cognitive impairment in former NFL players by Julie M. Stamm, BS, Alexandra P. Bourlas, MA, Christine M. Baugh, MPH, Nathan G. Fritts, BA, Daniel H. Daneshvar, MA, Brett M. Martin, MS, Michael D. McClean, ScD, Yorghos Tripodis, PhD and Robert A. Stern, PhD in Neurology
Have thoughts on the NFL naming a cardiologist as its chief medical adviser? NFL Names Boston Cardiologist as Chief Medical Adviser by Ron Winslow in The Wall Street Journal
Is salt in your diet necessarily bad? Salt May Not Affect Heart Risks by Nicholas Bakalar in The New York Times
The benefits of walking, especially with others: Is there evidence that walking groups have health benefits? A systematic review and meta-analysis by Sarah Hanson and Andy Jones in British Journal of Sports Medicine
Exercise and Fitness
Exercise involves delayed gratification, meaning the payoff doesn’t comes for months. This articles shares some benefits you’ll get right now! Hate to Wait? The 5 Immediate Benefits of Exercise Backed By Science by Ben Rubin in greatist.com
Find time during your work day to walk. This article suggests a great time: The Benefits of a Lunch Hour Walk by Gretchen Reynolds in The New York Times
Social Media and Communication
More evidence that more people should consider being active on Twitter: Twitter Experiencing Massive Growth: New Research by Suzanne Delzio in Social Media Examiner
The value of a good Twitter bio…some of these are pretty funny! 38 Incredibly Amusing Twitter Bios by Jess Marranco in HubSpot Blogs
A difficult but essential skill: Learning how to tell someone “no.” by Jon Acuff in acuff.me
80% of workers feel stressed, but here is a good way to start your day: Set Yourself Up for a Successful Day With 11 Words, 5 Minutes, and a Pen and Paper by Chris Winfield in Inc.