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U.S. Surgeon General briefed on Exercise is Medicine™
Share your news and views on active aging
Attend free ACSM summit on worksite health promotion for your business
Apply now: ACSM graduate student scholarships
Are you following ACSM on Twitter and Facebook?
Policy Corner: HHS 2011 budget includes ACSM prevention and wellness priorities
Sports medicine & exercise science headlines

U.S. Surgeon General briefed on Exercise is Medicine
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United States Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, M.D., received a full briefing on the Exercise is Medicine™ program from ACSM leadership.

Dr. Benjamin will be a key influencer in communicating the benefits of physical activity to all Americans. She has been invited to speak at the inaugural World Congress on Exercise is Medicine. Dr. Benjamin was especially intrigued by the impact Exercise is Medicine can have on clinicians and patient health, and also on the effective interaction among health care providers, health and fitness professionals and other allied health care providers, and patients.

The meeting with ACSM leadership coincides with the recent release of The Surgeon General's Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation, which places a high priority on physical activity.

Share Your News and Views on Active Aging
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ACSM has long been a leader in aging and physical activity, spearheading the partnership that led to the creation of the Active Aging Blueprint. Now, one of ACSM's many strategic partners, International Council on Active Aging, offers ACSM members the opportunity to share their expert opinions with others in the field through the just-launched ICAA-TV. Share information about new studies, projects or programs in your community, or just your take on aging today. Videos can be shot on any handheld camcorder and transmitted to the ICAA site here. Happy taping!

Attend Free ACSM Summit on Worksite Health Promotion for Your Business
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ACSM members, Health & Fitness Summit attendees, and the greater Austin business community are invited to a half-day executive summit on the total value of worksite health promotion. The executive summit is offered courtesy of the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion, an ACSM affiliate society. On April 7, a panel of leading experts will provide new ideas for creating a healthy, high-performance workforce in all organizations from those just beginning initiatives to those with mature programs. Attendance is complimentary, but capacity is limited. Please register by April 2, 2010. View complete details and register here.

The worksite health event is one of many experience-boosting features of the ACSM Health & Fitness Summit. Hands-on workshops, comprehensive keynote lectures, and innovative workouts (and much more!) are also included. Visit www.acsm.org/summit for an Advance Program and registration information.

Apply Now: ACSM Graduate Student Scholarships
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Attention students and professors: Two graduate student scholarships are available for the 2010 ACSM Annual Meeting in Baltimore. Apply by Friday, April 2.

In memory of Michael L. Pollock, ACSM's 26th President, the ACSM Foundation will award two $200 scholarships to graduate students who are presenting research projects at the 2010 ACSM Annual Meeting in Baltimore. The awards will be based on the two best research projects focused in the areas of health and fitness and/or clinical exercise physiology. The research will be evaluated by a committee of four ACSM Fellows who worked extensively with Dr. Pollock during his career, including two past Presidents. Please click here to view the application. Submit your application and research project to ACSM no later than Friday, April 2, 2010.

In memory of Steven M. Horvath, FACSM, the ACSM Foundation will award two $500 scholarships to aid two underrepresented minority graduate students to present their scholarly work at the ACSM Annual Meeting in Baltimore. The awards will be based upon their research projects submitted for the 2010 ACSM Annual Meeting. Please click here to view the application. Submit your application and research project to ACSM no later than Friday, April 2, 2010.

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Are You Following ACSM on Twitter and Facebook?
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If you're part of the Twitter and/or Facebook communities, get connected to ACSM!

Facebook fan page: Find ACSM photos, video and discussion board. Connect with other professionals to share opinions, talk about the Annual Meeting and Health & Fitness Summit, and more.

Twitter: Quick updates on studies, latest news, conferences and more.

Policy Corner: HHS 2011 Budget Includes ACSM Prevention and Wellness Priorities
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On March 10, 2010, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified on the President's fiscal year (FY) 2011 budget request for HHS in front of the Senate Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS-Education) Subcommittee. The HHS budget request reflects many of the issues central to ACSM's policy goals — issues such as emphasizing preventive care and promoting wellness and healthy lifestyles. First Lady Michelle Obama recently visited Ranking Member Thad Cochran’s (R-MS) state for her campaign against childhood obesity, Let's Move, in order to highlight the many successful programs in Mississippi that should be applied on a larger scale.

Secretary Sebelius lauded the historic legislation that Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) and members of the Subcommittee made Feb. 2009 when the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act made the single largest investment in prevention and wellness—about $1 billion for prevention activities at HHS. The cornerstone of that investment is nearly $373 million in grants for promising local programs; HHS looks forward to releasing information on the grant recipients in the next two weeks. The Webcast of the full hearing may be found here.

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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.

To Double the Odds of Seeing 85: Get a Move On
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So what do boomers need to do not just to survive to 85, but to live healthy lives into old age and not break the bank at the federal Medicare program? The most important strategy, according to the latest research to look at the question, is to be physically active in middle age. More

Too Much Exercise Can Lead to Overuse Injuries
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Breaking up your fitness routine is hard to do. But it's crucial for avoiding the bigger heartache of overuse injury, fitness experts say. More

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