Having trouble viewing this e-mail? Click here to view in a Web browser.
  Mobile version   Subscribe   Unsubscribe  
Home   Join/Renew   Certification   Member Services   Education   Research   Foundation November 10, 2009

In this issue:

ACSM, YMCA partner to promote healthy lifestyles
Scholarships, resource center, webinars available for students
Who doesn't love a Parade article?
Get involved: President’s Council needs Demonstration coordinators
Honor Dr. Barbara Drinkwater through women’s research fund
Policy Corner: Tell Senate to include physical activity in health care reform
Sports medicine & exercise science headlines

ACSM, YMCA Partner to Promote Healthy Lifestyles
Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
ACSM and YMCA of the USA have announced a formal partnership that will bring the two organizations’ shared goals and objectives to a widespread community audience. The partnership will seek to improve overall health in the United States through simple, affordable, effective steps – largely utilizing the reach and resources of ACSM including ACSM's American Fitness Index™, a program that ranks the 50 largest U.S. cities according to various health factors. The AFI program will be used by YMCAs as a tool to promote community wellness and lead community efforts on policy and environmental changes related to health. The Exercise is Medicine™ program will also play a significant role in the partnership, increasing the collaborative effort between health care providers and fitness professionals (including those employed by the YMCA) to create a complete picture of health. ACSM members are encouraged to enhance the partnership through their own efforts, using tools such as the AFI Community Action Guide and Keys to Exercise video series.

Resource Center, Scholarships, Webinars Available for Students
Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Resource Center
Did you know ACSM has a dedicated online resource center for students? The student affairs page includes a monthly article written for students by students.

In addition, students are eligible for three scholarships/travel awards offered by ACSM:

Want a chance to win $1,000 and free registration to the 2010 Health and Fitness Summit in Austin, TX? Click here to find out more about the Lawrence A. Golding Health/Fitness Scholarship! The scholarship is available to undergraduate students who have made significant outstanding contributions to their communities in health, fitness and/or education.

In memory of Michael L. Pollock, ACSM's 26th President, the ACSM Foundation will be awarding two $200 scholarships to graduate students who are presenting research projects at the 2010 ACSM Annual Meeting in Baltimore. The awards will be based on the two best research projects, focused in the areas of health & fitness and/or clinical exercise physiology. The research will be evaluated by a committee of four ACSM Fellows who worked extensively with Dr. Pollock during his career, including two Past Presidents. Please click here to view the application. Submit your application and research project to ACSM no later than Friday, April 2, 2010.

In memory of Steven M. Horvath, FACSM, the ACSM Foundation will be awarding two $500 scholarships to aid two underrepresented minority graduate students to present their scholarly work at the ACSM Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. The awards will be based upon their research projects submitted for the 2010 ACSM Annual Meeting. Please click here to view the application. Submit your application and research project to ACSM no later than Friday, April 2, 2010.

ACSM students can learn valuable career tips from the best in the business – for free! Two upcoming Webinars allow new investigators to "meet the experts":

Careers in Physical Therapy: Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. Eastern
Led by Lynn Millar, Ph.D., MSPT, P.T., FACSM

Careers in Dietetics / Sports Nutrition: Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. Eastern
Led by Stella Volpe, Ph.D., R.D., LD/N, FACSM

Click here to register for either Webinar.

Who Doesn't Love a Parade Article?
Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Are you one of Parade magazine’s 71 million readers? If your local newspaper carries the weekly magazine, you may have read about Exercise is Medicine™ and the preventive power of physical activity in the Sunday, Nov. 1, issue. Reinforce the article’s important message about physical activity and its crucial role in health care reform with this letter to the editor, modifiable for your paper.

Don't get Parade in your hometown? Send this letter to your local newspaper editor instead.

To see whether your local paper includes Parade, click here.

Get Involved: President's Council Needs Demonstration Coordinators
Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
ACSM's working relationship with the U.S. President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports has afforded ACSM members the opportunity to become Demonstration Center Coordinators in their home states. Coordinators are volunteers who agree to review applications from schools seeking to be certified as Demonstration Centers. These volunteers play an important role by recognizing model physical education classes and curricula in schools. ACSM is working with the President’s Council staff and President’s Challenge program administrators to identify coordinators in all 50 states. States without a coordinator include Alaska, Arkansas, Hawaii and Wyoming. States can also have multiple coordinators, which helps to lessen the burden that might be placed on a single individual. Please click here to learn more about this important initiative. Anyone interested in serving as a coordinator is encouraged to send an e-mail to the President's Challenge at preschal@indiana.edu.

Honor Dr. Barbara Drinkwater through Women's Research Fund
Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Barbara Drinkwater, Ph.D., FACSM, was ACSM's first female President – and continues her legacy today through her interactions with students, members, researchers and leaders in sports medicine and exercise science.

Support future research in women's health and honor Dr. Drinkwater's contributions in the field by donating to the Barbara Drinkwater Research Fund today.

To make a contribution, please contact Jessica Hancock at jhancock@acsm.org or 317-637-9200, ext. 163.

POLICY CORNER: House Passes Health Care Reform; Tell Senate to Emphasize Physical Activity
Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
On Saturday night, Nov. 7, the House of Representatives passed its health reform bill, The Affordable Health Care for America Act, by a vote of 220-215. The legislation includes an entire section on prevention and wellness and specifically undertakes a coordinated effort to make comprehensive prevention research, evaluation, and delivery a permanent part of the national landscape. MORE

And, as your Senators debate complex and controversial issues involved in this legislation, please tell them to keep in mind the incontrovertible benefits of physical activity and exercise. Here is a preventive measure with very low cost and high yield: improved health, increased productivity and reduced health care costs. Click here to visit ACSM's Advocacy Center and send your Senators a message.

Class IV Deep Tissue Laser-Massage
Get Back in the Game...Faster!
With immediate reduction of pain, swelling & inflammation, 10 Watts of Power, and being the industry's only Laser-Massage; it's easy to see why the Deep Tissue Laser-Massage by LiteCure is used by professional sports teams everywhere!

Exercise and Science Headlines

Risk of Concussions in High School Football
Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Stan Herring, M.D., FACSM, discusses the dangers of traumatic head injuries in high school football players on the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.

ACSM Survey Predicts 2010 Fitness Trends
Medical News Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare
on LinkedinE-mail article
A lasting trend is developing in health and fitness, according to an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) survey published in the November/December issue of ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal®. The importance of experienced and educated fitness professionals remains the top predicted fitness trend for the third straight year. More

Human Metabolic-rate Systems
Sable Systems' human metabolic-rate systems are more precise, stable and user friendly than any metabolic cart. Portable or bench-top systems automate acquisition of VO2, VCO2 and RER. Analysis is GLP compliant. For research with animal models, Sable meets and surpasses all international standards for energy expenditure and food monitoring. MORE

VitalSense Wireless Temperature
Wireless transmitter sensors collect core body and dermal skin temperature, and heart rate and respiration rate data. You can track up to 10 sensors at a time and have real-time data displayed on the monitor screen in graphic and/or numerical outputs. Wireless is the way to go! Learn more
Velotron Bicycle Ergometer
High performance bicycle ergometer with 2300W Wingate test. Repeatability, +/- 0.25%. Absolute accuracy, +/- 1.5%. Permanent calibration with quick self check. Functions both as conventional ergometer starting at 5W and as precision road bike simulator with adjustable bike dimensions, mechanical components, electronic shifting. Full suite of performance recording and interactive computer graphics and video software. Below $10,000. More info
Alleviate plantar fasciitis pain with the Stretch-EZ
The Stretch-EZ encompasses the foot allowing for a comfortable stretch to the foot, heel, Achilles tendon, hamstring, quadriceps, inner/outer thigh and calf. This unique stretching aide assists in the treatment of plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, and leg, hip and low back strains. More info
Lafayette Instrument Co.
The new Lafayette Manual Muscle Test System (MMT), Model 01163, handheld device is so light and dependable it becomes a natural extension of your hand. It provides objective assessments with repeatable intra- and inter-tester results. More info
SonoSite's M-Turbo®
SonoSite's advanced technology enables Sports Medicine physicians to diagnose and monitor acute soft tissue injuries at the point of care and to guide injections, such as PRP, to achieve greater accuracy. The M-Turbo ultrasound system is portable and durable, and it includes an industry-leading 5-year warranty.  More Info
Cold One® Ice Wraps

Icing and Compression combined in a clinical quality, re-usable wrap.  Cold One® wraps are affordable, convenient, and proven effective in stopping pain, inflammation, and speeding recovery.  40% ASCM Professional Discount.  100% satisfaction guarantee.

     Follow ACSM on Twitter and Facebook
Sports Medicine Bulletin
Ben Maitland, Director of Advertising Sales, 972.402.7025   Download media kit
Keila Mack, Content Editor, 469.420.2637   Contribute news
This edition of the Sports Medicine Bulletin was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here.
Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here -- it's free!
We want to hear from you! E-mail smb@acsm.org
Recent issues
Nov. 3, 2009
Oct. 27, 2009
Oct. 20, 2009
Oct. 13, 2009

7701 Las Colinas Blvd., Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063