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Q&A: An Innovative New Book for Personal Trainers – Grounded in the Latest Science, Aiming to Optimize Health and Promote Behavior Change
Special Discount for Annual Meeting, World Congress Registration Ends April 27
Policy Corner: Building a Safe Environment for Physical Activity
Clinical Exercise Physiologists – Register Now for May 3 Webinar
Join ACSM and ACTIVE Life in Celebrating Demand Healthy Week
An Inside Look: May 2011 Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®
Physical Activity Practitioners in Public Health Get Certification, New Leadership
Sports Medicine & Exercise Science Headlines





Q&A: An Innovative New Book for Personal Trainers — Grounded in the Latest Science, Aiming to Optimize Health and Promote Behavior Change
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Jeffrey L. Roitman, Ed.D., FACSM, is Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Exercise and Sports Science at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. Tom LaFontaine, Ph.D., FACSM, ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist®, is director of Optimus: The Center for Health in Columbia, Missouri. For many years, Roitman and LaFontaine have been leading contributors to clinical exercise physiology literature and have shared their expertise in volunteer and appointed service roles for ACSM. Roitman is past chair of the ACSM Publications Committee and LaFontaine is a member of the Clinical Exercise Physiology Association (CEPA), an ACSM affiliate society. In addition, both were members of the writing teams for the 3rd and 4th editions of AACVPR Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention.

In Feb., Drs. Roitman and LaFontaine published The Exercise Professional’s Guide to Optimizing Health: Strategies for Preventing and Reducing Chronic Disease in cooperation with ACSM and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. The book is a unique and extensively illustrated resource to help professionals and students deliver safe and effective health-and-fitness programs for adults with disease risk factors and those with major chronic diseases. Unlike many other current resources, this book offers practical advice on how to integrate nutrition and health behavior change along with exercise, and it helps translate the most recent scientific advances into the physical activity plan. SMB had the opportunity to ask the authors a few questions about the book.

Q&A questions include:
  • As authors, what were the motivating factors leading you to write this guide?
  • How have you designed and organized this book to effectively help exercise professionals meet client needs?
  • We understand that one of your goals in this book is to promote greater utilization and reading of the current research by exercise professionals. What strategies did you use to promote that aim?
  • Any final points you wish to share about this new resource? More



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Special Discount for Annual Meeting, World Congress Registration Ends April 27
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Tomorrow is the final day to get the best savings on the 58th ACSM Annual Meeting and 2nd World Congress on Exercise is Medicine®. Through the end of the day tomorrow, you can get discounted registration on these two educational, scientific meetings, to be held May 31-June 4, 2011 in Denver, Colorado, USA.

What's the Annual Meeting and World Congress all about? Watch this video and learn.



Policy Corner: Building a Safe Environment for Physical Activity
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Friday, April 22, was the 41st Earth Day, marked by celebrations and activities throughout the weekend in many communities. For advocates of physical activity, the link is clear – working, playing and moving outside connect us to the natural world while enhancing health and well-being.

Andrew Ference of the NHL’s Boston Bruins describes himself as an “Athlete for the Earth,” calling for active commuting as an earth-friendly option. Walking, cycling and other forms of active transportation advance the dual goals of improved environment and health. We can all promote the move from less sedentary transportation to cleaner, more active travel.

Enabling active commuting and other forms of physical activity means, in part, providing a built environment that encourages these practices—for example, through creation of bike paths, parks and sidewalks—but also ensuring that people can safely enjoy these activities. When people have access to a variety of healthful activities that fit within their daily lives, and when they feel safe pursuing them, then preventive medicine through healthy lifestyles can be a reality for everyone.

Proponents of active, healthy lifestyles should make sure not only that everyone has access to an array of physical activities, but that they can enjoy them safely and without fear for their personal security. It’s all part of the package of helping everyone enjoy exercise as their preferences and abilities dictate.


 




Clinical Exercise Physiologists — Register Now for May 3 Webinar
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On Tuesday, May 3, 2011, the Clinical Exercise Physiology Association (CEPA), an ACSM affiliate society, will host a webinar on “Lower Extremity Peripheral Arterial Disease – An Opportunity for Clinical Exercise Physiologists.” The webinar runs from 12-1 p.m. EDT, and registration is $20 for CEPA members and $50 for non-CEPA members.

Join speaker Jonathan K. Ehrman, Ph.D., FACSM from Henry Ford Hospital as he discusses the epidemiology of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), how research on PAD relates to exercise training, how to train a patient with PAD and what future opportunities there are to work with PAD patients. View complete session information and register online.



Join ACSM and ACTIVE Life in Celebrating Demand Healthy Week
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ACSM is proud to be a supporter of Demand Healthy Week to be held May 2 – 8, 2011. Demand Healthy Week calls on people in all parts of the country to tap their inner hero for health. During Demand Healthy Week 2011, people and places across the country will be challenged to create healthy groups and community projects, consume healthy products from associated allies and call for healthy change in their communities.

It’s easy and free to participate in Demand Health Week. Get started by visiting the Demand Healthy Week website, www.DemandHealthyWeek.com, today!



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An Inside Look: May 2011 Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®
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The May issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise® (MSSE) is available online now. ACSM members can access the journal for free – simply log in at the ACSM website and click “My ACSM.”

MSSE Editor-in-Chief Andrew J. Young, Ph.D., FACSM offers his insights into the May issue: More



Physical Activity Practitioners in Public Health Get Certification, New Leadership
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As concern for public health grows in the U.S., a group of front-line practitioners is ramping up its efforts with help from ACSM, based on research showing the value of physical activity as a preventive health measure.

The National Society of Physical Activity Practitioners in Public Health (NSPAPPH) is fostering a new profession of public health specialists focused on increasing physical activity and improving health in communities throughout the United States. Together with the American College of Sports Medicine, NSPAPPH offers certification as ACSM/NSPAPPH Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist (PAPHS).
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Exercise and Science Headlines


Headlines include recent stories in the media on sports medicine and exercise science topics and do not reflect ACSM statements, views or endorsements. Headlines are meant to inform members on what the public is reading and hearing about the field.


For an Exercise Afterburn, Intensity May Be the Key
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Depending on whom you ask, the answer to this question is either one of the great myths of exercise or one of the great unappreciated truths: Is there an afterburn effect from a workout?

Whether the metabolism speeds up for hours after exercise is an old question, first studied a century ago, and over the years, study after study has been carried out, with decidedly mixed results. Some investigators found no post-exercise effect. Others reported effects so small they were almost unnoticeable — one found male triathletes burned just 12 to 30 extra calories after a workout. Others found as many as 700 additional calories were burned after a long and exhausting exercise session.
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Study: One-Fifth of NHL Players Returned to Ice after In-Game Concussion
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One in five National Hockey League players who sustained a concussion during a shift in the regular season went back on the ice that same game, a study by the league and players association has found.

It also showed a significant number of those players who returned to the ice ended up missing more than 10 days of play afterwards because of concussion symptoms, which include headache, dizziness, nausea, blurred vision and sensitivity to light.
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