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ACSM clarifies media perception of exercise and weight
Work with older adults? NIH offers public-friendly resources
In Memoriam: Elsworth R. Buskirk, Ph.D., FACSM
Make a donation to the ACSM silent auction
Policy Corner: Your opinion sought for school programs
Showcase your expertise in a future issue of SMB
Submit abstracts, view program for Integrative Physiology of Exercise conference
Sports medicine & exercise science headlines

ACSM Clarifies Media Perception of Exercise and Weight
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After questions arose in the media last week on the feasibility of women performing 60 minutes of physical activity per day to avoid weight gain, ACSM experts clarified the recommendation. ACSM Fellow John Jakicic, Ph.D., and Exercise is Medicine™ spokesperson Pamela Peeke, M.D., spoke to major media outlets to assure the public the recommendation is achievable and can be broken into small bouts. They also supported the responsible science in the study that made the recommendation, reinforced and the non-weight benefits of exercise, such as prevention and treatment of numerous chronic conditions.

"Most women after the age of 40 are not doing anywhere near the level of physical activity that they need, and they're eating like they're 20-year-olds," Peeke told AOL’s popular "That's Fit" site, reinforcing the calories-in vs. calories-out concept. The article also encouraged women to break up their activity into shorter sessions throughout the day.

Work with Older Adults? NIH Offers Public-friendly Resources
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The National Institute on Aging (a division of the National Institutes of Health, with whom ACSM has a strong working relationship and will be presenting joint conferences on physical activity) has released updated exercise and physical activity tips and resources for older adults. The revamped senior health landing page includes tips on starting an exercise program, safety considerations, videos of various exercises, and more.

In Memoriam: Elsworth R. Buskirk, Ph.D., FACSM
Noted researcher served ACSM as President, editor

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The College notes with sadness the passing March 28 of Elsworth R. Buskirk, Ph.D., FACSM, who served as its eighth President (1964-65). Buskirk was an emeritus professor of applied physiology and human nutrition at Penn State University. He was a distinguished researcher and educator who contributed greatly to the understanding of oxygen consumption during exercise, acclimatization to heat and high altitude, and the role of physical activity in preventing coronary heart disease. More

Make a Donation to the ACSM Silent Auction
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Each year, the ACSM Foundation’s Silent Auction raises crucial funds for the College’s research grant program. You can support the future of sports medicine and exercise science through a donation to the Silent Auction. What can you donate? Anything of value to ACSM members in their personal and professional lives – signed memorabilia, sports equipment, trips, etc. Use your university and corporate contacts to support your contribution to the Foundation. Have an item to donate? E-mail foundation@acsm.org.

Policy Corner: Your Opinions Sought for School Programs
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DOE accepting comments until April 15

As a concerned citizen professional and ACSM professional, you probably have opinions on federal programs such as the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP). The U.S. Dept. of Education is considering significant changes to PEP and invites comments through a simple online process.

You may wish to submit recommendations as a knowledgeable professional, based on your own experience and expertise. You are not asked to speak on behalf of ACSM. Rather, it is in the interests of the College to have member/experts share their insights and recommendations on these important topics. You might say, for example, “As an exercise physiologist and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine,..."

The deadline for comments is April 15. Submission can best be made through the online links provided.

If you choose to submit comments, please send a copy to policy@acsm.org.

Many thanks for considering this additional service on behalf of ACSM, your colleagues and the public. Read more and submit comments.

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Showcase Your Expertise in a Future Issue of SMB
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Active Voice columns are some of the most well-read features of SMB. Written by ACSM members, the columns feature expert opinion on hot topics and breaking news in the field. Now you have a chance to contribute to the newsletter and showcase your expertise to ACSM members and colleagues.

If you're a known expert on subject of high interest, send your suggestions for Active Voice columns to smb@acsm.org for consideration.

Submit Abstracts, View Program for Integrative Physiology of Exercise Conference
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Don't miss the ACSM Conference on Integrative Physiology of Exercise! Held Sept. 22-25 in Miami, Fla., this year’s conference will feature:
  • Integrative exercise physiology: adaptation & performance
  • Exercise metabolism: mitochondrial dynamics and substrate regulation
  • Exercise, oxidative stress and redox signaling
  • Cardiovascular control and adaptation to exercise
Interesting in presenting? Submit abstracts by July 12, or simply register as an attendee on the conference Web site.

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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.

Obesity's Role in Cancer
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Packing on the pounds gets a well-deserved bad rap. Most Americans understand that excess weight contributes to heart disease and diabetes, not to mention the urge to hide behind the kids in family photos. But obesity as a risk factor for cancer? More

Study: Breast Cancer is Avoidable
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A new study in the International Agency for Research on Cancer says if women were thinner, exercised more and worked at turning fat into muscle, up to 30 percent of breast cancer cases could be avoided. More

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