|Sports Medicine Bulletin|
|Sep. 30, 2014|
Active Voice: Sedentary Behavior in Old Age is Rooted in Midlife — Intervene Early!
By Julianne van der Berg, M.Sc., and Annemarie Koster, Ph.D.
|Annemarie Koster, Ph.D.|
|Julianne van der Berg, M.Sc|
ACSM Plays Leadership Role in IOM Roundtable on Obesity Solutions Today in Washington, D.C.
Pictured: Bill Purcell, former mayor of Nashville, Tennessee, former public official of the year and current chair of the IOM Roundtable on Obesity Solutions.
Meet Your 2015 Candidates for ACSM Leadership
Please plan to take part in ACSM's annual election and support your profession by making your voice heard. In February, members who are eligible to vote will receive information announcing the open date for the 2015 election. This is your opportunity to help shape ACSM's leadership and priorities for the years ahead. Please take a moment to get to know your candidates. A summary of their platforms to advance the important work of the college will be posted on www.acsm.org prior to the election. Please contact Chris Sawyer at email@example.com with any questions on this year's election.More
Call for Editor-in-Chief Nominations for ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal®
Applications and nominations are invited for the position of editor-in-chief for ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal®, an official bimonthly journal of the American College of Sports Medicine. The incoming editor-in-chief will begin duties in July 2015, and the term of office will run through the end of 2019. The main audience for ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal® is fitness instructors, personal trainers, exercise leaders, program managers, nutritionists and other front-line health and fitness professionals. Its mission is to promote and distribute accurate, unbiased and authoritative information on health and fitness. The journal covers all aspects of exercise science and nutrition research and includes information on ACSM certification workshops, current topics of interest to the fitness industry and continuing education credit opportunities. The journal is available in print, online at www.acsm-healthfitness.org and via an iPad® app.
The search committee is accepting candidate applications and nominations now and plans to interview finalists in April 2015. All candidates should be a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and in good standing. A current curriculum vita and appropriate writing samples are required for all applications and nominations. Applicants should send a letter of interest, and nominations must have the nominee's approval. Send all materials for receipt no later than January 5, 2015, via email to: HFJournal@acsm.org or via mail to:
American College of Sports Medicine
401 W. Michigan Street
Attention: Lori Tish, Editorial Services Office.
Questions may be directed to Search Committee Chair Walter R. Thompson, Ph.D., FACSM, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (404) 413-8365.More
Exercise is Medicine® Offers Credential Workshop in Orlando
Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) is presenting a Professional Credential Workshop for fitness professionals who are interested in becoming certified in delivering physical activity intervention programs to at-risk populations. This two-day workshop will be held November 7 and 8, 2014 in Orlando, Florida.
As health care changes rapidly, health systems are focused on identifying patients, employees and community population groups that are at risk for chronic diseases (e.g., obesity, diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia). These at-risk groups are in need of intervention programs to slow, stop and reverse their progression of chronic diseases. The curriculum for this credential workshop is designed to train participants to become part of the community care team that receives referrals from health systems.
The core knowledge you will learn from EIM's faculty includes:
Students: Apply for the Lawrence A. Golding Scholarship
The Lawrence A. Golding Scholarship is being offered for the tenth consecutive year. The scholarship is designed to publicly recognize undergraduate students who are in their sophomore, junior or senior year and who have made significant outstanding contributions to their communities in the areas of health, fitness and/or education.
ACSM will provide $1,000 to each winner, and Healthy Learning™ will provide a $1,000 credit to be used in the ACSM store to purchase DVDs, books or wearables. The recipients also receive complimentary registration to ACSM's 2015 Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition, which will be held March 31-April 3, 2015, in Phoenix, Ariz. Visit www.acsmsummit.org to apply. The deadline is November 14, 2014.More
Survey Closing Reminder: ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist Name Change Stakeholder Comment
ACSM's Committee on Certification and Registry Boards has taken on an ambitious strategic planning project with the overriding goal of moving the profession forward. In making progress toward consistency of ACSM certification titles, the CCRB Executive Council is evaluating a change of the current title of ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist to ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist in an effort to establish a protected title to improve recognition of degreed exercise professionals who are ACSM certified. Before finalizing the process, the CCRB is putting the issue up for comment. If you are interested in reviewing the proposal and making a comment, please send an email to email@example.com to request a link to the public comment survey by October 5 at 11:59 PST.More
DISQ Fitness Fans Look Like Action Figures, Train Like Multitaskers
Some cutting–edge fans of cardiovascular fitness are going a bit bionic as they strap on belts, step into stirrups and grab hand loops on the DISQ, a recently arrived wearable contraption of adjustable resistance cords.
Fitness experts say the device, which was launched in Germany a year a half ago and has become popular throughout Europe and Russia, adds simultaneous and constant resistance to an aerobic workout.
Crunch, the national group of fitness centers, employs the mobile gadget in a group fitness class called "Transformer w/ DISQ," a 45-minute fast-moving, music-driven cardio workout, to enhance basic interval training moves such as lunges, squats and jumping jacks.
"It's not easy to find programs that combine strength and cardiovascular workouts in one," Donna Cyrus, senior vice president of programming for Crunch Fitness, said about the class, which was launched in New York, Miami and locations in California. More
How to Get Your Employees into Fitness
They say couples who sweat together stay together, and that also holds true at companies.
Just a few weeks ago, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge brought attention to a devastating disease. But – in terms of sheer numbers – Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is not necessarily the one we should be most worried about. According to death statistics from 2011 compiled by the CDC, the top three killers in the United States are heart disease, cancer and chronic lower respiratory diseases like emphysema. Collectively, these diseases killed 1,316,211 Americans that year, claiming nearly 200 times as many victims as motor neuron disease, which includes ALS.
Apart from the numbers, what's most striking is how preventable many of these diseases are. Regular exercise, together with a proper diet, can dramatically reduce rates of heart disease, for instance. Nonetheless, nearly 80 percent of American adults don't get the recommended amount of exercise each week. More