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Article ID: 713083

Cancer Research Highlights from Upcoming ACSM 66th Annual Meeting in Orlando

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Last year, an estimated 18 million cancer cases existed worldwide. This year, an estimated 1.76 new cancer cases will be diagnosed and 606,000 cancer deaths will occur in the United States. The number of cancer survivors worldwide is also growing, with more than 15.5 million cancer survivors in the United States alone – a figure expected to double in the coming decades. Ongoing research is necessary to help prevent and treat cancer. This is a selection of related research that will be presented during ACSM's 66th Annual Meeting – May 28-June 1 in Orlando, Florida.

17-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 712936

Clinicians could prescribe fitness apps to help cancer survivor's exercise

University of Surrey

Fitness apps could be prescribed by clinicians to help patients recovering from cancer increase their physical activity levels

15-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 712918

ACSM Publishes Science Behind the Updated Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) published a collection of 14 new pronouncements that present the science behind the updated Physical Activity Guidelines released in November 2018. Authored primarily by ACSM subject matter experts, each pronouncement addresses a specific topic, sharing the scientific evidence and identifying key knowledge gaps for future research to address.

15-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 712878

Feeling Healthy: A Good Start, But Not Always A Good Indicator of Heart Disease Risk

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Most people feel they have a general idea of how healthy they are based on their diet and exercise regimen and how often they get sick. But a new study by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers adds to evidence that how healthy people think they are isn’t always an accurate indicator of their risk for cardiovascular disease.

15-May-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 712853

Q & A: Exercise Stress Tests

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

BIDMC's Ernest Gervino, MD, Director of the Clinical Physiology Laboratory, discusses what stress tests can reveal about heart health.

14-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 712808

Arlington, Va. is #1 ‘Fittest City’; 2019 American Fitness Index Ranks 100 Cities

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

The American College of Sports Medicine and the Anthem Foundation released the 2019 American Fitness Index®, ranking America’s 100 largest cities on health behaviors, chronic disease and community infrastructure indicators. Arlington, Va. earned the title of “America’s Fittest City.” Seattle, Wash.; Minneapolis, Minn.; San Francisco, Calif.; Madison, Wis.; Washington, D.C.; St. Paul, Minn.; Irvine, Calif. (new to the top 10); Denver, Colo.; and Portland, Ore. rounded out the top 10 cities.

14-May-2019 7:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 712454

Push Yourself Not the Button

UCLA School of Nursing

UCLA Nursing students create a campaign to encourage faculty, staff and fellow students to take the stairs instead of the elevator.

7-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 712103

MEDIA ADVISORY: ACSM/Anthem American Fitness Index to Reveal 2019’s Fittest City

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Anthem Foundation will release the 2019 American Fitness Index® that ranks America’s 100 largest cities.

30-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT

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