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Active Voice: Walking at the Desk — Workplace Innovation Fosters Better Health
Coaching in Medicine & Leadership Conference
Policy Corner: ACSM to Brief Congress on Concussion
Technogym Now a Global Partner of EIM
ACSM InfoSearch Update: A Valuable, Personalized Benefit
NASA Solicits Research Proposals
Sports Medicine & Exercise Science Headlines

Active Voice: Walking at the Desk — Workplace Innovation Fosters Better Health
by Dinesh John, Ph.D.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Dinesh John, Ph.D., is an ACSM Professional-in-Training and holds a postdoctoral position in the Department of Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research involves the objective measurement of physical activity and decreasing adult sedentary behavior with an emphasis on the workplace. The content of this commentary relates to research he presented at the 2010 ACSM annual meeting in Baltimore.

Up until the last century, a high level of physical activity was an integral part of life for most humans. Due to advances in modern technology, ‘essential’ physical activity has been dramatically reduced in the workplace, resulting in an overall decrease in energy expenditure during the workday. A large segment of the labor force is now engaged in sedentary occupations that involve long hours of continuous sitting – in fact, U.S. Census Bureau statistics suggest that up to 75% of American workers are sitting in front of a computer at work!

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Coaching in Medicine & Leadership Conference
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ACSM has been a strategic partner of Wellcoaches® since 2005. Margaret Moore, CEO and founder of Wellcoaches Corporation, recently co-founded the Institute of Coaching at McLean/Harvard Medical School in order to build a scientific foundation for coaching in healthcare. The institute’s annual Harvard Medical School Coaching in Medicine & Leadership conference will take place September 24-25. Information on agenda, faculty, registration and more is available online.

Policy Corner: ACSM to Brief Congress on Concussion
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Congressman Mike McIntyre supports the health and safety of youth athletes
ACSM is working with Congressmen Mike McIntyre (NC-7) and Jim Jordan (OH-4), who co-chair the Congressional Youth Sports Caucus, to build awareness of key issues relating to the health and safety of youth athletes. The first of a series of briefings for Members of Congress and staff will take place in the U.S. Capitol building on Thursday, Sept. 23. Reflecting the prominence of an issue that has gained momentum at all levels of play and in both state and federal jurisdictions, the Sept. 23 briefing will focus on concussion in youth sport.

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Technogym Now a Global Partner of EIM
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Fabrizio Cecchinelli (l) and Silvano Zanuso, Ph.D. of Technogym (r) joined ACSM's Jim Whitehead and other advocates at the global launch of Exercise is Medicine™ in Baltimore.
The international reach of Exercise is Medicine™ has received a welcome shot in the arm with the addition of Technogym as a Global Partner. The company’s worldwide presence will help activate EIM at the grassroots level in more than 50 countries. First announced at the inaugural World Congress on Exercise is Medicine (June 2010, in Baltimore), the partnership both confirms the growing momentum for EIM as a worldwide movement and provides support to make it happen.

Technogym will support Exercise is Medicine on both the scientific and the communication fronts; Technogym Research Center and its Scientific Advisory Board are already working to define evidence-based solutions to treat and prevent several chronic diseases by means of structured exercise, and on the communication side the company’s worldwide network will cooperate with ACSM to spread the EIM message internationally.

"We are very pleased to give our contribution toward the success of Exercise is Medicine since we strongly believe in the initiative’s core values," states Nerio Alessandri, Technogym Founder and Chairman. He adds, "We spent the last 20 years promoting wellness – the Technogym lifestyle consisting of regular physical exercise, healthy nutrition and positive mental approach – as a social opportunity for everyone: for governments to reduce health care costs, for companies to stimulate their members to be more creative and productive, and for all citizens to improve their health and daily lifestyle."

About Technogym
Technogym, based in Italy, is a world leader in the design of fitness equipment for fitness facilities, hotels, spas, rehabilitation centers, corporate gyms, universities, professional sports facilities, private homes, and more. The company, established in 1983, provides proven quality and durability of all models, making them the number-one choice for professional sports teams worldwide. Technogym equipment is used by more than 15 million people and can be found in more than 50,000 fitness facilities and 20,000 homes around the world. Deep commitment to the concepts of wellness, innovation, and social responsibility is the philosophy of Technogym.

For more information about the company, visit www.technogym.com.

ACSM InfoSearch Update: A Valuable, Personalized Benefit
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NASA Solicits Research Proposals
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Sports Medicine Bulletin is pleased to inform ACSM members of opportunities for professional development, service or research that relate directly to their professional interests. For example, the following announcement from NASA covers a range of study areas of interest to ACSM scientists.

A National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Research Announcement (NRA), entitled, "Research and Technology Development to Support Crew Health and Performance in Space Exploration Missions" (NRA NNJ10ZSA003N), has been released and is available through the NASA Research Opportunities homepage at and then linking through the menu listings "Solicitations" to "Open Solicitations." On the Open Solicitations page, select NNJ10ZSA003N from the list of Solicitations.

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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.



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New Jersey Advocates Push Back Against Ruling that Cheerleading is Not a Title IX Sport
The Star-Ledger    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Torn ankle ligaments. A bum knee. Disc pain.

Casey Lynch has sustained enough injuries in her 14-year career to keep an NFL training room busy.

But the Old Bridge woman is not on the gridiron — she’s a competitive cheerleader at the University of Maryland. Despite all the injuries she’s sustained over the years, none had quite the sting as last week’s ruling by a federal judge in Connecticut who said competitive cheerleading is not an official sport colleges can use to meet gender-equality requirements.

The ruling stemmed from a lawsuit filed by volleyball players at Quinnipiac University after the school said it would eliminate the women’s team for budgetary reasons and replace it with a competitive cheer squad.

Fun Ways to Get in Shape Together
familygoesstrong.com    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Make exercise a family affair--for you, your spouse, your kids, your grandkids and even your own mother and father. You're a role model, especially for your sons and daughters. “If parents do it, then kids are going to do it,” says exercise physiologist Walter Thompson, professor of exercise science at Georgia State University and chair of the American College of Sports Medicine’s American Fitness Index advisory board. Read on for easy ways to get moving. More

Ground Rules (Preview)
Runner's World    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Running the same routes over and over soon gets dull. And it's also bad news for your body, particularly if you stick to roads and pavements. The forces associated with running on hard surfaces can be more than twice as great as softer ground, so it's no surprise that the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise reports that harder running surfaces are more often associated with injuries. But not all off-road surfaces have the same benefits. More
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