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Miss The Annual Meeting? Download Presentation Audio!
Don’t miss high-quality, cutting-edge research from ACSM’s 56th Annual Meeting. The meeting was the second-largest in ACSM history. Audio from all lectures – including keynotes – is available here from Mobiltape.
What Works In Worksite Health Promotion? Register for the Webinar
The International Association for Worksite Health Promotion (IAWHP), an ACSM Affiliate Society, will host a one-hour webinar on June 24, 2009, presented by Robin Soler, Ph.D., of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Dr. Soler will provide an overview of worksite health promotion, describe the systematic worksite review process, and provide results of seven intervention reviews with related recommendations. In addition, she will discuss the value, usability, and dissemination of systematic reviews in the worksite setting. Visit the IAWHP web site for more information or to register today.
ACSM American Fitness Index Spurs Community Action
After a successful 50-city launch at ACSM’s Annual Meeting in Seattle (which garnered coverage in USA Today, among numerous other media sources), the ACSM American Fitness Index™ has published new resources that will improve community health nationwide.
The AFI Community Action Guide provides a comprehensive overview of strategies and actions for communities in improving their overall health. A media advocacy kit empowers others to spread the message of physical activity through the press.
ACSM members are encouraged to access and utilize these resources at www.americanfitnessindex.org.
AFI will be in Washington, D.C., on June 25 for a special press conference with Mayor Adrian Fenty, to recognize the city’s top ranking on the AFI index. Program representatives will also meet with members of Congress during the D.C. visit to discuss how policy and advocacy can advance AFI and the health of American cities.
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National Plan for Physical Activity: Are You Involved?
Be part of a groundbreaking health and physical activity initiative – and hear a keynote lecture from former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher. The National Plan for Physical Activity will develop strategies to increase physical activity in communities, schools, and individuals. ACSM originally called for the development of the plan during a groundbreaking policy conference in Washington, D.C., in 2006. ACSM will be a primary partner in the plan’s promotion and scientific creation. Attend the planning conference July 1-2 in Washington, D.C.; visit www.physicalactivityplan.org to register.
Policy Corner: Activity and Health Policy Network Offers Resources, Membership
Efforts to influence public policy relating to physical activity and exercise gained ground at ACSM’s 56th Annual Meeting in Seattle. In particular, the launch of the Activity and Health Policy Network signaled a milestone in the College’s advocacy program.
The Activity and Health Policy Network (AHPN) grew out of a groundbreaking policy conference convened by ACSM in Washington, D.C. in April 2006. Representatives from more than 40 organizations articulated a call to action, citing six key policy initiatives. The executive summary of this conference is available as a PDF file.
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The Nation's Capital is Now a Fitness Capital, Too
from USA TODAY
The Obamas are living in the right city if they want to stay buff. The Washington, D.C., metro area is the fittest city in the USA, ranking slightly higher than Minneapolis, Denver, Boston and San Francisco, according to a new analysis of the 50 most populous metro areas. The ranking was recently released by the American College of Sports Medicine at its annual meeting in Seattle.
Exercise After Age 30 May Curb Breast Cancer Risk
After age 30, exercising for more than an hour a week may help cut a woman's chances of developing breast cancer, according to a study presented at the American College of Sports Medicine's annual meeting in Seattle.
House Passes Bill Requiring Daily Physical Activity at Schools
from The News Star Louisiana
Louisiana schools need to be more pro-active in assuring that students in grades K-8 have at least 30 minutes of physical activity per day, says Rep. Patrick Williams, D-Shreveport. The House agreed Friday and unanimously approved House Bill 400, sending it to the Senate.
New Guidelines on Young Athletes’ Concussions Stir Controversy
from The New York Times
A new study released in The British Journal of Sports Medicine has again raised questions on how strictly concussions, and post-concussive recovery, should be regulated in youth sports.
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