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Miss the Annual Meeting? Access Numerous Highlights Online
June 22 Deadline to Submit Session Proposals for 2016 Annual Meeting/World Congresses
Breaking News: NIH Common Fund May Include Exercise Research
2016 ACSM Video: "A Better Life for All"
Congratulations to Student Bowl Winners
ACSM Research Makes Headlines


Miss the Annual Meeting? Access Numerous Highlights Online
Attendees are still sharing praise about the 62nd Annual Meeting, 5th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine® and World Congress on the Role of Inflammation in Exercise, Health and Disease. The meeting saw record attendance and plans are already underway to make the 2016 Annual Meeting and World Congress events another great opportunity for education, engagement, remarkable special events and featured speakers. Even if you weren't able to join ACSM in San Diego, California, last week, you don't have to miss out on the science and clinical presentations. Visit our online program planner to search for abstracts and symposium titles. Pictures from the meeting are posted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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June 22 Deadline to Submit Session Proposals for 2016 Annual Meeting/World Congresses
Don't miss the session proposal deadline for the 63rd ACSM Annual Meeting, 7th Annual World Congress on Exercise is Medicine and Basic Science World Congress, which will be held May 31-June 4, 2016, in Boston, Massachusetts. Proposals may be submitted online and are due by 11:59 p.m. PST on Monday, June 22. Abstract submissions will be accepted beginning in September.
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Breaking News: NIH Common Fund May Include Exercise Research
We are awaiting official word, but a priority on physical activity research may well be added to the National Institutes of Health's Common Fund. ACSM submitted a letter to NIH Director Francis Collins in support of funding for this new area of research, which was supported and signed by many other societies and organizations.

ACSM feels that targeted use of federal resources to support high-impact research in areas of emerging scientific opportunity in biomedical science is a crucial endeavor for the progress of society and human well-being. Physical activity induces myriad biological responses and adaptations critical to the prevention and treatment of numerous diseases, yet the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying those health benefits are largely unknown. Given the impact of physical activity on human health, the biomedical discovery potential of a dedicated effort is undeniable. We will have a special update once we have official word.

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2016 ACSM Video: "A Better Life for All"
Those attending the Joseph B. Wolffe Memorial Lecture were treated to this brief video illustrating how ACSM makes the world a better place through research, clinical practice and other initiatives. View “A Better Life for All” online and share it with your students, colleagues and friends.
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Congratulations to Student Bowl Winners
Congratulations to the winning ACSM Student Bowl team from Salisbury University representing the Mid-Atlantic Chapter. The ACSM Student Bowl is an annual Jeopardy! Style competition held during the annual meeting.

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Exercise Beats Chronic Stress
The Courier-Journal
Mike Jett, LCJ, writes, "Hello everyone, this week I would like to finish up the series on stress by discussing how the human body adapts to this particular stimulus. The body adapts positively to stress when it is applied in an acute sense- meaning that the stress is present for a finite period of time, and then it is removed. This is the situation that occurs during exercise training, which will be discussed below.

Chronic stress, such as the things discussed last week that I labeled ‘sedentary stressors’, does not necessarily promote positive adaptations. There are changes that occur in response to chronic stress, but these changes may be negative in nature, as chronic stress has been linked to the development and progression of chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease, hypertension, and metabolic syndrome.

Fortunately, just as exercise promotes positive adaptations within the body, exercise also exerts a protective benefit against the negative effects of chronic stress."

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Short Bursts of Exercise Helps Regulate Type 2 Diabetes, Research Shows
The Age
Short bursts of exercise between periods of sitting down can help people with type 2 diabetes regulate their condition, new research has found.

The Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute study compared blood sugar levels of adults who did three minutes of light walking or simple stretches for every half an hour they were seated, against their glucose readings for a day in which they remained inactive.

Researchers found test subjects had significantly lower – and therefore improved – blood sugar readings when they did the occasional exercise.

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San Diego Is One of America's Top 5 Fittest Cities
Chicago Sun-Times
San Diego is the third-fittest metropolitan area in the U.S., according to the eighth annual American Fitness Index released recently by the American College of Sports Medicine and the Anthem Foundation.

The report was based on such criteria as park and recreation centers per capita, consuming two or more fruits and three or more vegetables per day, meeting aerobic activity guidelines, number of farmers’ markets, and percentage of commuters who walk or ride bicycles.

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American College of Sports Medicine Recognizes Penn State's Exercise Is Medicine
Penn State News
Exercise is Medicine at Penn State has been recognized as a Silver level program by the American College of Sports Medicine, the organization that originated the Exercise is Medicine, global initiative. The Department of Kinesiology, through which the program is run, will be honored along with other institutions during Exercise is Medicine on Campus: A Recognition of Outstanding Programs on May 29 at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in San Diego, California.

Exercise is Medicine on Campus calls upon universities and colleges to establish physical activity promotion as a vital sign for health. It encourages making movement as a part of the daily campus culture and providing students with the tools necessary to engage in lifelong physical activity. It aims to link student health care professionals to fitness professionals to provide referrals for appropriate exercise prescription.

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