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In this issue:

Active Voice: Exercise as a Vital Sign
Happy Holidays from ACSM
Shape the Next Generation of ACSM Leaders— Give to the ACSM Foundation Today
Delegation of Chinese Sport Dignitaries visits ACSM National Center
Call for Nominations: FASEB Excellence in Science Award
Call for Editor-in-Chief Applications and Nominations for Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
Sports Medicine & Exercise Science Headlines


 


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Active Voice: Exercise as a Vital Sign
By Karen J. Coleman, Ph.D. and Robert E. Sallis, M.D.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Viewpoints presented in SMB commentaries reflect the opinions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect positions or policies of ACSM.

Karen J. Coleman, Ph.D., is a behavioral scientist with Kaiser Permanente. She received her bachelor of science in Zoology from Washington State University and Master of Science and doctortoral degrees in Biopsychology from the University of Georgia. Her primary research interests include behavioral, social, and environmental factors that affect obesity in children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Coleman is a member of ACSM as well as a number of organizations in public health, healthcare, and psychology.

Robert E. Sallis, M.D., FACSM, is a Past-President of ACSM and chair of the Exercise is Medicine (EIM) Task Force. He originated the EIM concept and has been its leading advocate from the beginning. Dr. Sallis earned an M.D. from Texas A&M University and completed his residency in family medicine at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Fontana, CA. He has continued his medical career with Kaiser and now co-directs their sports medicine fellowship training program. Dr. Sallis is the founding editor-in-chief of ACSM's
Current Sports Medicine Reports journal.

This commentary presents Drs. Coleman’s and Sallis’ views on the topic of a related research article which they and their colleagues published in the November 2012 issue of
Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise® (MSSE).

What if there was a pill you took once a day that lowered your blood pressure, prevented diabetes, helped you maintain a healthy weight, improved your mood and protected against depression, increased bone density and prevented fractures, helped you remain independent as an older adult, enhanced your ability to think, and gave you more energy? Wouldn’t you be asking your doctor to prescribe it for you? This is the basic message behind the “Exercise is Medicine” (EIM) Initiative developed by the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Medical Association. Now that millions of Americans will have better access to preventive healthcare, physicians and other healthcare providers will have the opportunity to increase physical activity at the population level.
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Happy Holidays from ACSM
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The American College of Sports Medicine wishes you a happy and healthy holiday and new year! View a special message from ACSM.



Note: SMB will run two special holiday issues on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, and will return to its typical format on Jan. 8.


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Shape the Next Generation of ACSM Leaders — Give to the ACSM Foundation Today
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2012 has been a year to remember at the American College of Sports Medicine. Together, we’re charting the course in exercise science and sports medicine through pioneering research and evidence-based science.

As 2012 draws to a close and we gear up for our 60th anniversary, please consider a gift to the ACSM Foundation. Your donation this holiday season will shape the next generation of leaders in the field and ensure that ACSM’s top-notch research, education, advocacy and certification will continue for years to come.

Your donation this holiday season will shape the next generation of leaders in the field and ensure that ACSM’s top-notch research, education, advocacy and certification will continue for years to come. Give today at www.acsm.org/about-acsm/foundation.

Sincerely,



Jim Pivarnik, Ph.D., FACSM
ACSM Foundation President

Any donation to the ACSM Foundation is 100% tax-deductible.


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Delegation of Chinese Sport Dignitaries visits ACSM National Center
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The American College of Sports Medicine and The National Youth Sports Health & Safety Institute welcomed a delegation of Chinese sport dignitaries to the ACSM National Center in Indianapolis on December 11, 2012. Six youth sports administrators from the General Administration of Sport of China, the Youth Sport Training Center Hebei Provincial Administration of Sport, and the Sport Administration of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region were in the United States for a swift organizational tour which also included stops at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) while in Indianapolis, along with other relevant visits in Washington D.C. and New York on their return to Beijing.

All of our special guests play a key role in youth sports, youth sports policy and regulation, and youth sports research and development within their respective organizations. The primary goal of their trip was to gain an understanding of youth sports programming and its management system in the United States and to better appreciate the youth sports experience, education of young athletes, and the promotion and academic integration of physical education in U.S. schools. They also wanted to learn how the government and relevant institutions in the U.S. utilize policies and laws to promote youth sports and protect young athletes. Continued discussion with these Chinese administrators and organizations and ACSM and NYSHSI will follow in 2013 to look for partnership and collaborative research opportunities.

The picture above was taken following a customary exchange of gifts.




Call for Nominations: FASEB Excellence in Science Award
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FASEB is seeking nominations for its 2014 Excellence in Science Award that recognizes the significant accomplishments of women scientists. We look forward to another list of nominees that reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ of international science, containing the names of outstanding women in science who have accomplished scientific work of lasting impact and have contributed substantially to training the next generation of scientists.

Nominators and their candidates must be members of a FASEB member society. Self-nominations will not be accepted. All nominations must be submitted on the FASEB Excellence in Science Award website. Access to the site will be available as of January 1, 2013 by clicking here. Nominations must be submitted on the FASEB award website by March 1, 2013.


Call for Editor-in-Chief Applications and Nominations for Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
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The ACSM Publications Committee invites applications and nominations for Editor-in-Chief of Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, a quarterly publication that features research perspectives in exercise and sport science from ACSM. The Editor-in-Chief will serve a four-year term from 2014 to 2017, with the option of serving a second term. Interim Editor-in-Chief Roger Enoka, Ph.D., will complete his term in December 2013. The incoming Editor-in-Chief will work with Dr. Enoka and ACSM staff for six months to prepare for and transition into the role. Candidates are required to complete a short questionnaire and submit a CV by February 28, 2013. For more information or to request a questionnaire, contact Managing Editor Angie Chastain at achastain@acsm.org.
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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.


Earlier Detection Of Heart Disease Likely Using Targeted Micro-Bubbles
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Heart disease is a leading cause of death throughout the world. Doctors say that it is important to detect heart disease early before it becomes too serious. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found a way that they believe could help detect heart disease before it progresses too far as well as identify patients who are at risk for strokes.

In a study published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Isabelle Masseau, an assistant teaching professor in the MU College of Veterinary Medicine, found that she could use targeted micro-bubbles to detect artery inflammation in pigs. She says that this procedure may help detect patients with heart disease or who are at risk for strokes before those ailments become too serious by monitoring artery inflammation, as that is an early warning sign of health problems. She says this procedure may also help monitor the effectiveness of artery inflammation treatments.
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"Throw Away Every Chair In Every School!" NFL Vet Coy Wire Has A Solution To America's Health Problems — And The Experts Like It
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If you want to get an idea of how important physical activity is, type the phrase into Google news: it’s like leaping into a marathon of benefits: the more active you are, the likelier you are to live longer, have a more youthful brain, enjoy better mental health, have a reduced risk for diabetes, a better recovery from heart failure , and perform better academically. And that’s just a selection of new academic studies from the past couple of weeks.

None of these benefits required anyone to actually run a marathon; they started to kick in once people started moving, though it won’t come as a huge surprise to know that the benefits get better and better the more you move toward being physically fit.
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