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Sports Medicine Bulletin
April 21, 2009  
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What’s New in ACSM’s 8th Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription?
ACSM’s publishing partner, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, has just released the newest edition of these Guidelines (a.k.a. GETP8). Walt Thompson, Ph.D., FACSM, Regents Professor from Georgia State University served as Senior Editor, working with a team of outstanding associate editors (Linda Pescatello, Ph.D., FACSM and Neil Gordon, M.D., FACSM) and expert contributors. More

Exercise is Good for the Earth, Good for the Body -
Celebrate Earth Day Through Simple Physical Activity Measures

One strategy for going green this Earth Day can be as simple as lacing up a pair of tennis shoes, says the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Choosing environmentally friendly options that are good for the body as well as the planet is a simple, effective way to celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday and every day, according to ACSM President Mindy Millard-Stafford, Ph.D., FACSM. More

ACSM News: Military Veterans More Active than General Public
Although fewer than half of military veterans achieve recommended amounts of physical activity, they are still more active than their counterparts who did not serve in the military, according to a study published by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). More

New Edition of Popular Public Newsletter—Fit Society Page—Now Available
The Spring edition of ACSM's Fit Society Page® Newsletter dedicated to the theme of Cancer and Exercise is now available. The issue provides advice and information written by ACSM members or guest authors on exercising while undergoing cancer treatment, strategies for disease prevention, and the role of nutrition in cancer treatment and prevention. Regular features "The Athlete's Kitchen" and the ever-popular Q&A, which focuses on common health and medical questions asked in the sports doctor's office, are also included. Click here to download your copy, and forward to your patients, clients, friends and family.

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“Ankle Sprains” Latest Title in ACSM Public Education Series
A new title in the ACSM Current Comment series has been published to serve as a public education resource focused on causes, prevention and treatment of ankle sprains. Current Comments are fact sheets on a variety of health and fitness topics, including exercise, youth sports and health, athletes and sports, and much more. The authors in this series include ACSM members—physicians, researchers and educators—who are specialists and content experts in sports medicine and exercise science. Many of the titles in this series of informative, expert-written documents cover common topics on injury prevention, physical activity, and sports and athletic performance. Visit for more.

Tennis –for the health of it!” Launches New Web Site
The United States Professional Tennis Association program, Tennis – for the health of it! recently launched a new, interactive Web site: USPTA and ACSM have partnered to combine Exercise is Medicine™ and Tennis – for the health of it! to expand outreach and build awareness on these major initiatives from the field of medicine with the arena of sport. The site targets teaching professionals, tennis consumers, health-care professionals, and non-tennis-playing consumers to communicate the tremendous health benefits of tennis and that tennis is fun, easy exercise for people of all skill, age and fitness levels. More

Gary I. Wadler Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Gary I. Wadler, M.D., FACSM, Chair of ACSM’s Communications and Public Information Committee, will receive the Nassau County (New York) Sports Commission Lifetime Achievement Award on Monday, April 27, 2009. Wadler is Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, NYU School of Medicine, and a 26-year member of ACSM. He also has been an active educator for the public and media on the dangers of drug use in sports. The College is pleased to congratulate Dr. Wadler on this exceptional recognition.

ATTENTION ACSM FELLOWS-Notice of Constitutional Amendment Voting
At the Annual Business Meeting in Seattle, the ACSM Board of Trustees will recommend one Constitutional Amendment to the Fellows. The amendment has been endorsed by the Board and is recommended to the Fellows for approval at the Annual Business Meeting in Seattle. More

New York Academy of Medicine to Host Exercise is Medicine™ Book Event
The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) and Steven Jonas, M.D., MPH, M.S. will host the NYAM's Author Night Series at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, 2009. Jonas, co-author of ACSM’s Exercise is Medicine™: A Clinician’s Guide to Exercise Prescription, will be speaking about the importance of exercise counseling and will be available for book signings. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and registration, click here. More

Don’t Miss Exceptional Programming at ACSM’s 56th Annual Meeting
You still have time to register for this world-class scientific event! Join thousands of experts from across the world, expand your professional network, and enhance your career with the more than 200 sessions and nearly 2500 abstracts presented at this year’s meeting.

Highlighted Programming:
The Joseph B. Wolffe Memorial Lecture
Human Evolution, Endurance Running and Injury
Dan Lieberman
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

The D.B. Dill Historical Lecture
Evolution of the Female Athlete: Myth Versus Reality
Barbara L. Drinkwater, FACSM
WomenSport International
Vashon, WA

View all programming.
Register today!

Top Accuracy, Low Cost Metabolic System
The AEI Technologies MAX-IIa is now available! Powerful, compact version of the research grade MAX-II Metabolic Cart System for exercise testing and measuring resting metabolic rate. ACSM Conference Booth 122. More

Sports Medicine and Exercise Science Headlines

The content expressed on external news websites does not express the opinion of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Differences Among Exercisers and Non-Exercisers During Pregnancy
from Newswise
No one doubts that mothers – especially pregnant mothers – are among the busiest people on earth. And while the benefits of exercise for these women and their developing fetuses are widely known, many expectant mothers do not exercise. A survey examining daily activities of moms-to-be will soon be released as part of a larger study looking at the effect of maternal exercise on fetal development. The results suggest, among other things, that exercising during pregnancy does not require “stealing” time from other activities. (APS). More

Exercise With Caution? 3 Million Fitness Balls Recalled
from ABC News
EB Brands on Thursday voluntarily recalled three million fitness balls made in China after reports that they can pop unexpectedly if overinflated -- despite the fact that the products specifically say they are burst-resistant. More

Lean Times Bring Workouts Home
from The Wall Street Journal
Perre DiCarlo and his girlfriend, Frida Stein, used to shell out hundreds of dollars a year for everything from gym memberships to yoga classes at a local studio. About a month ago they stumbled upon a cheaper way to get toned: streaming workout videos from Netflix, a DVD rental site that offers them on demand to subscribers for no extra charge. More

10 Health Habits That Will Help You Live to 100
from Yahoo Health
The biggest factor that determines how well you age is not your genes but how well you live. Not convinced? A new study published in the British Medical Journal of 20,000 British folks shows that you can cut your risk of having a stroke in half by doing the following four things: being active for 30 minutes a day, eating five daily servings of fruit and vegetables, and avoiding cigarettes and excess alcohol. More

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