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Active Voice: Should I Drink My Orange Juice Before or After I Work Out?
ACSM Journals Continue to Rank High in Impact Report
Policy Corner: NIH Sets Forth Vision for Reengineering Translational Science
Review Proceedings from the Recent Ice Hockey Summit on Concussion
ACSM Members Invited to Submit Abstracts for 2012 NASPSPA Conference
Sports Medicine & Exercise Science Headlines





Active Voice: Should I Drink My Orange Juice Before or After I Work Out?
By Russ Richardson, Ph.D.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Viewpoints presented in SMB commentaries reflect opinions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect positions or policies of ACSM.

Russ Richardson, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, and Exercise and Sport Science, at the University of Utah. Additionally, he is associate director for research at the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center. Richardson’s research focus includes the mechanisms that appear to limit skeletal muscle function as the result of healthy aging and disease. One of the many potential candidates in the regulation/dysregulation of skeletal muscle metabolism and vascular control is oxidative stress. This topic was the theme of the “The Paradox of Oxidative Stress and Exercise with Advancing Age” review written by Richardson and his co-authors, which appeared in the April 2011 issue of ACSM’s Exercise and Sport Science Reviews (ESSR).

Although a somewhat tongue-in-cheek title, these real-world questions are often raised following presentations of our group’s recent studies examining the interaction between exercise, oxidative stress and vascular function. Such a seemingly simple question is not so easily answered, especially for someone immersed in this particular area. This brief article should reveal that such a question cannot be answered without further questions. As the old saying goes, “the more you know, the more complicated things become.”
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ACSM Journals Continue to Rank High in Impact Report
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Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise® (MSSE) and Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews (ESSR) maintained their high rankings in the annual impact factor report, and Current Sports Medicine Reports (CSMR), ACSM’s official clinical journal, was ranked for the first time.

MSSE and ESSR have the highest impact factors in their history, according to the Journal Citation Reports® for 2010 issued on June 28 by Thomson Reuters. They are ranked third and fourth, respectively, in the Sports Sciences category, which includes 79 journals.

MSSE’s impact factor is 4.106 and ESSR’s is 3.825. The impact factor is a measure of the frequency with which the average article in a journal is cited in a given period of time. The 2010 impact factor measures citations in 2010 to articles published in 2008 and 2009. In the previous report, MSSE’s impact factor was 3.707 and ESSR’s was 3.228.

CSMR’s debut impact factor is 1.086, with a rank of 44. ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal® has an impact factor of 0.292. The median impact factor in the Sports Sciences category for 2010 is 1.191.



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Policy Corner: NIH Sets Forth Vision for Reengineering Translational Science
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is central to the work of many ACSM members, including scientists whose work is funded through the agency. NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., piqued a great deal of interest with his proposal to establish a National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). Now, Dr. Collins has laid out his vision for NCATS. More



Review Proceedings from the Recent Ice Hockey Summit on Concussion
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ACSM’s official clinical review journal Current Sports Medicine Reports published “Proceedings from the Ice Hockey Summit on Concussion: A Call to Action” in its July/August 2011 issue. The proceedings were co-published in Current Sports Medicine Reports, American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, PM&R, The Clinical Neuropsychologist, and PhyzForum (PM&R online publication).

The proceedings are based upon an Ice Hockey Summit on Concussion sponsored by the Mayo Clinic and offer evidence-based information and concussion reduction strategies. Read the published proceedings in their entirety.



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ACSM Members Invited to Submit Abstracts for 2012 NASPSPA Conference
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The North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) is now accepting abstracts for their 2012 conference, which will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii from June 7-9, 2012. Data-based, theoretical and research review papers in the field of kinesiology are eligible for presentation, as long as they have not been previously published or presented elsewhere. Abstracts are due January 13, 2012.

Academic professionals, students and practitioners are invited to attend the 2012 NASPSPA conference. Proceedings of the annual conference are published by the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. Visit www.naspspa.org/about-the-conference/about-the-conference for up-to-date information regarding this conference.


 


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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.


Why Exercise Makes Us Feel Good
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Why does exercise make us happy and calm? Almost everyone agrees that it generally does, a conclusion supported by research. A survey by Norwegian researchers published this month, for instance, found that those who engaged in any exercise, even a small amount, reported improved mental health compared with Norwegians who, despite the tempting nearness of mountains and fjords, never got out and exercised. A separate study, presented last month at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, showed that six weeks of bicycle riding or weight training eased symptoms in women who’d received a diagnosis of anxiety disorder. The weight training was especially effective at reducing feelings of irritability, perhaps (and this is my own interpretation) because the women felt capable now of pounding whomever or whatever was irritating them. More

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Making Americans More Fit, One City at a Time
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When it comes to health, Americans get an ‘F’ as in fat, not fit.

In March, the Center for Disease Control reported 34% of Americans are obese (body mass index of 30 or greater) compared to just 24% of Canadians.

A report released Thursday from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows obesity rates for American adults increased in 16 states in the last year; a dozen states having obesity rates that exceed 30%.

But some cities are bucking the growing waistline trend and are working to create a fitness-friendly environment with plenty of resources to keep residents active.
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Study Shows Women Half as Likely to Fake Soccer Injuries as Men
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Turns out that when it comes to sports injuries, women aren't faking it.

Female soccer players are half as likely to fake an injury as their male counterparts, according to a study from the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
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