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Released: 7-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT
ACSM Publishes Call to Action Addressing COVID-19 and Return to Sports and Physical Activity
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ACSM published a call to action statement addressing COVID-19 and safely returning to sports and exercise. Authored by ACSM subject matter experts, the statement highlights the current science around COVID-19 and provides 12 action steps to consider. “COVID-19: Considerations for Sports and Physical Activity” is ACSM’s first call to action statement and published in the August issue of Current Sports Medicine Reports.

Newswise: National Farmers Market Week Kicks Off Sunday, and D.C. Ranks #1 in the U.S.
Released: 31-Jul-2020 10:55 AM EDT
National Farmers Market Week Kicks Off Sunday, and D.C. Ranks #1 in the U.S.
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Aug. 2-8 marks National Farmers Market Week! D.C. ranks number one for farmers markets among the 100 largest U.S. cities according to the 2020 American Fitness Index rankings published by ACSM and the Anthem Foundation. More than 8,600 farmers markets currently operate across the U.S., stimulating the local economy and providing access to nourishing food.

Newswise: Arlington, Va., Named ‘Fittest City’ 
in 2020 American Fitness Index Ranking of Top 100
Released: 14-Jul-2020 7:00 AM EDT
Arlington, Va., Named ‘Fittest City’ in 2020 American Fitness Index Ranking of Top 100
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

ACSM and the Anthem Foundation release the 2020 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.; Madison, Wis.; San Francisco, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; Irvine, Calif.; Denver, Colo.; Boise, Idaho; and Boston, Mass., round out the top 10 fittest cities.

Newswise: ACSM/Anthem American Fitness Index to Reveal 2020’s Fittest City
Released: 30-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT
ACSM/Anthem American Fitness Index to Reveal 2020’s Fittest City
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

For more than a decade, the American Fitness Index has recognized the critical role all three play in a city’s overall health and fitness. ACSM and the Anthem Foundation will release the 2020 Fitness Index rankings at 7 a.m. EDT on July 14, 2020.

Released: 26-Jun-2020 8:45 AM EDT
At the Heart of the Matter: ACSM Updates Recommendations to Prevent Cardiovascular Events at Fitness Facilities
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

American College of Sports Medicine's new expert consensus statement updates guidance on training staff and establishing emergency plans to prevent cardiovascular events at fitness facilities, community and hotel fitness facilities and sporting event venues.

Released: 29-Apr-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Exercise and Food Reward, Baby Steps for Mother’s Cardiovascular Health and more from Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

If you're looking for health and fitness story ideas, view these research highlights from ACSM’s flagship research journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®.

Released: 8-Apr-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Celebrate Autism Awareness Month with Exercise Tips from the American College of Sports Medicine
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, ACSM partners with ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist® to share three evidence-based teaching strategies to help get those with autism moving

Released: 31-Mar-2020 4:10 PM EDT
Increasing Muscle Size and Strength, Exergames and Older Adults and Treadmills and Cancer Care from Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
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If you're looking for health and fitness story ideas, view these research highlights from ACSM’s flagship research journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®.

Released: 18-Mar-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Staying Physically Active during the COVID-19 Pandemic
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

American College of Sports Medicine shares resources to help individuals and families stay active at home and meet recommended guidelines for physical activity

Released: 26-Feb-2020 5:35 PM EST
ACSM Foundation Announces New Board Members
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Foundation welcomes recently elected new members to its board of directors.

Released: 19-Feb-2020 2:15 PM EST
Exercise during Chemo, Activity Breaks Enhance Mood, Reducing Diabetes Risk in African American Men & More from Medicine & Science in Sports & Science
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

If you're looking for health and fitness story ideas, view these research highlights from Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews and Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®, ACSM’s flagship research journal.

Released: 19-Feb-2020 9:25 AM EST
ACSM Announces Strategic Partnership with USA Weightlifting
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

ACSM announces a new partnership with USA Weightlifting (USAW), the sole governing and coaching certification body for weightlifting in the U.S. The agreement expands professional growth opportunities for ACSM and USAW, their members and certified professionals in the fitness industry.

Released: 11-Feb-2020 1:05 PM EST
ACSM Tackles Myth on Genetics and Heart Disease as Part of American Heart Month
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

In honor of American Heart Month, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) teams up with ACSM Fellow Beth A. Taylor, Ph.D., from the University of Connecticut to tackle a myth on genetic predisposition and heart disease.

Released: 4-Feb-2020 4:15 PM EST
New Exercise is Medicine® National Center in Ireland
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Multi-sector leaders in Ireland unite to form Exercise is Medicine National Center, join global health initiative combating physical inactivity and improving health of citizens

Released: 28-Jan-2020 4:25 PM EST
Soy Supplements, Kids Sprinting to Health, Diets & Elite Soldier Performance & More from Medicine & Science in Sports & Science
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

If you're looking for health and fitness story ideas, view these research highlights from ACSM’s flagship research journal, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®.

Released: 20-Dec-2019 1:40 PM EST
Sleep & Endurance Performance, Female Racers, Reducing Falls, Youth Fitness & More from the Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports & Science®
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

If you're looking for health and fitness story ideas, view these research highlights from Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews and Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®, ACSM’s flagship journal.

Released: 20-Dec-2019 11:05 AM EST
Senate Passes Bill Promoting Physical Activity Among Americans
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

The U.S. Senate yesterday passed S. 1608, a major health-promotion bill supported by the American College of Sports Medicine. The Promoting Physical Activity for Americans Act would require the updating of the U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans every 10 years.

Released: 16-Dec-2019 3:55 PM EST
New Fitness Trends to Help You Achieve 2020 Health Goals
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

American College of Sports Medicine’s annual fitness trend forecast offers tips to meet 2020 fitness goals...and potentially spark ideas for last-minute holiday gifts.

Newswise: American College of Sports Medicine Announces Kristin Belleson as new Chief Executive Officer
Released: 12-Dec-2019 10:25 AM EST
American College of Sports Medicine Announces Kristin Belleson as new Chief Executive Officer
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Belleson joins ACSM from the American Osteopathic Association, where she served as interim chief operating officer and vice president of affiliate affairs and membership services. In her new role at ACSM, Belleson will lead the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world.

Released: 13-Nov-2019 2:50 PM EST
Sitting & Depression, Safer Youth Football, Wearable Tech and More from the Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports & Science®
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If you're looking for health and fitness story ideas, view these research highlights from Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews and Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®, ACSM’s flagship journal.

Released: 31-Oct-2019 3:25 PM EDT
Senate Committee Passes Bill Designed to Keep Americans Informed, Healthy
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions today passed a major health-promotion bill supported by the American College of Sports Medicine. Senate Bill 1608 would require updating the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans every 10 years.

Newswise: Trick or Treat Safely with Tips from the American Fitness Index®
Released: 30-Oct-2019 4:45 PM EDT
Trick or Treat Safely with Tips from the American Fitness Index®
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Halloween can be a fun holiday for the whole family! The American Fitness® Index offers these safety tips to keep trick-or-treaters and party goers safe!

Newswise: Wearable Tech Named Top Fitness Trend for 2020
Released: 30-Oct-2019 11:40 AM EDT
Wearable Tech Named Top Fitness Trend for 2020
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

ACSM's annual survey and new regional comparison report predict what you’ll see in fitness next year

Released: 16-Oct-2019 8:50 AM EDT
Expert Panel: Cancer Treatment Plans Should Include Tailored Exercise Prescriptions
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

New guidance from exercise oncology experts recommend systematic use of an “exercise prescription” by health care workers and fitness professionals in designing and delivering exercise programs that aim to lower the risk of developing certain cancers and best meet the needs, preferences and abilities of people with cancer. 17 organizations reviewed the latest scientific evidence and offer recommendations about the benefits of exercise for prevention, treatment, recovery and improved survival.

Released: 10-Oct-2019 7:05 AM EDT
Prevent Angry Moods by Working Out First
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If you're looking for health and fitness story ideas, view this research highlight from Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®, ACSM’s flagship research journal.

Released: 8-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Protein Supplements & Endurance Exercise, to Exercise More or Eat Less, and More from the Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports & Science®
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

If you're looking for health and fitness story ideas, view these research highlights from the October 2019 issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®, ACSM’s flagship journal.

Released: 20-Sep-2019 12:15 PM EDT
New Air Quality Ranking has 10 Worst Cities in California, Arizona
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Scientific evidence proves that poor air quality affects health, and Long Beach, California residents should be concerned. Long Beach ranks last for air quality among the 100 largest U.S. cities, according to the 2019 American Fitness Index® rankings published by ACSM and the Anthem Foundation.

Released: 4-Sep-2019 12:15 PM EDT
ACSM Introduces Helpful Resources for National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

September marks National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, and ACSM is providing research-backed information about the potentially life-threatening arrhythmia. Connect with a local subject matter expert.

Released: 15-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Exercise and Depression, Weightlifting and Lowered Colon Cancer Risk and More from the Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports & Science®
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

If you're looking for health and fitness story ideas, view these research highlights from Current Sports Medicine Reports and the September 2019 issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®, ACSM’s flagship journal.

Newswise: It’s National Farmers Market Week, and Washington, D.C. Ranks #1
Released: 6-Aug-2019 3:05 PM EDT
It’s National Farmers Market Week, and Washington, D.C. Ranks #1
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

National Farmers Market Week is being celebrated across the United States this week, and Washington, D.C. ranks number one for farmers markets among the 100 largest U.S. cities, according to the 2019 American Fitness Index® rankings published by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Anthem Foundation.

Released: 29-Jul-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Fit Enough for Mars, Benefits of Exercise during Pregnancy for Mom and Baby and More from the Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports & Science®
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

If you're looking for health and fitness story ideas, view these research highlights from the August 2019 issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®, ACSM’s flagship journal. ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world.

Newswise: ACSM Presents Prestigious Honor and Citation Awards
Released: 12-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT
ACSM Presents Prestigious Honor and Citation Awards
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

The American College of Sports Medicine recently announced several award winners during its annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world.

Released: 6-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Caffeine and Exercise Performance, HITT and Type 2 Diabetes, Physical Activity and Sedentary Time and More from the Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports & Science®
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

If you're looking for health and fitness story ideas, view these research highlights from the June 2019 issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®, ACSM’s flagship journal. ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world.

Released: 4-Jun-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Controlling a Runner’s High, Exercise and Anxiety, Physical Activity and Cognitive Performance and More from the Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports & Science®
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

If you're looking for health and fitness story ideas, view these research highlights from the May 2019 issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®, ACSM’s flagship journal. ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world.

Released: 24-May-2019 9:45 AM EDT
Clinical Program / Research Highlights from Upcoming 2019 ACSM Annual Meeting
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If you're looking for new story ideas, here is a selection of the more than 100 talks on clinically based topics that will be presented at ACSM's 66th Annual Meeting beginning May 28 in Orlando, Florida.

Released: 23-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Physical Activity Research Highlights from 2019 ACSM Annual Meeting
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

If you're looking for new health and fitness story ideas related to physical activity and chronic diseases, here is a selection of research that will be presented at ACSM's Annual Meeting beginning May 28 in Orlando, Florida. Contact Lisa Ramage to learn more about these topics or interview the ACSM researchers.

Released: 20-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Research Highlights from 2019 ACSM Annual Meeting
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

The 2019 ACSM Basic Science World Congress focuses on biological and physiological mechanisms of exercise, circadian rhythm and sleep. Chaired by Karyn Esser, Ph.D., FACSM, from the University of Florida, this world congress brings together leading researchers to present and discuss cutting-edge science in this rapidly developing field.

Released: 17-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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.

Released: 15-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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.

Newswise: Arlington, Va. is #1 ‘Fittest City’; 2019 American Fitness Index Ranks 100 Cities
Released: 14-May-2019 7:00 AM EDT
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.

Released: 3-May-2019 9:40 AM EDT
MEDIA ADVISORY: ACSM to Publish Science Supporting the Updated Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

ACSM to release a collection of 14 new pronouncements that present the scientific reviews underlying the updated physical activity guidelines and identify key knowledge gaps for future research in the June issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.


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