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Annual American Fitness Index Expands to Rank 100 Cities Arlington, Virginia is New #1 ‘Fit City’
Posted: May 15, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - Arlington, Virginia edged out Minneapolis, Minnesota, for the coveted “most fit city in America” title by only half a point in the annual ACSM American Fitness Index Ranking (Fitness Index). Arlington’s neighbor, Washington, D.C., came in third, 3.7 points behind. Read More...

World’s Largest Exercise Class: May 2 Celebrates 30th Annual Project ACES Day (All Children Exercise Simultaneously)
Posted: May 1, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineJERSEY CITY, N.J. - In conjunction with May's Exercise is Medicine Month, “The World's Largest Exercise Class” is coming to students, schools and various health, fitness, sports and medical-related facilities around the world on May 2. Millions of participants across the globe will be celebrating the 30th annual Project ACES Day beginning at 10AM. Read More...

ACSM Announces New Recommendations and Warnings Regarding Safety of Energy Drinks
Posted: February 8, 2018 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has released a new official statement regarding energy drinks, published in the college’s clinical review journal, Current Sports Medicine Reports. “Energy Drinks: A Contemporary Issues Paper” provides helpful guidance and warnings regarding these beverages because of the dangers they present to at-risk populations, primarily children who are the most vulnerable and the target of marketing efforts. Read More...

Despite Fears, Fitness Pros Name HIIT Top Trend for 2018
Posted: October 26, 2017 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - No pain, no gain? The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) surveyed more than 4,000 fitness professionals, and the results are in: High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is forecast as next year’s most popular trend in fitness. HIIT training is made up of bursts of all-out exercise followed by short periods of rest for recovery. The fitness trends forecast was released in the article "Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2018: The CREP Edition," published in the November/December issue of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal. Read More...

10th Annual American Fitness Index Reveals Minneapolis-St. Paul as the Newest “Fit City”
Posted: May 16, 2017 in Suppliers

American College of Sports Medicine INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The twin cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul edged Washington, D.C. in the 10th annual American Fitness Index (AFI) released by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc. The nation’s capital held the top spot for the past three years and improved its score in 2017, but Minneapolis-St. Paul still finished on top despite the challenges of being a northern state with hard winters. Read More...

May 3 is Project ACES Day – All Children Exercise Simultaneously!
Posted: May 2, 2017 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - “The World's Largest Exercise Class” is coming to children and schools around the world on May 3. Millions of participants across the globe will be celebrating the 29th annual Project ACES Day beginning at 10AM on Wednesday, May 3. This Youth Fitness Coalition (YFC) signature program, in partnership with the American College of Sports Medicine’s Exercise is Medicine initiative, promotes physical activity to children in order to decrease the prevalence of childhood obesity. Project ACES, an acronym for All Children Exercise Simultaneously, also coincides with Exercise is Medicine® Month, National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and National Physical Education Week. Read More...

Off The Scale Partners With American College of Sports Medicine to Scale its Chronic Disease Intervention Care
Posted: March 13, 2017 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineNEW YORK, N.Y. - Off The Scale (OTS) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) have announced a significant strategic partnership, with ACSM and its Exercise is Medicine (EIM) Global Center teaming up with OTS to combat the progression of chronic diseases. This partnership supports continued efforts to develop and implement lifestyle change programs aimed at combating sedentary lifestyle, obesity and those chronic diseases that can be significantly treated or managed by physical activity and other lifestyle interventions. Read More...

American College of Sports Medicine and Polar Team Up to Create New Heart Rate Monitoring & Assessment Course
Posted: February 13, 2017 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN – The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and Polar, a leader in wearable sports and fitness technology, announced the launch of a new heart rate monitoring and assessment course. The 3-hour course, designed for fitness professionals and heart rate monitor users, provides a foundational knowledge of the physiology of heart rate, including how to perform maximal and sub-maximal VO2 field testing and how to build an effective heart rate-based training program. The course focuses on using the five heart rate training zones through the exercise disciplines of cycling and running. Read More...

Current Sports Medicine Reports Becomes Official Journal of the International Federation of Sports Medicine
Posted: February 5, 2017 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS) announced that Current Sports Medicine Reports (CSMR) is now the organization’s official journal. CSMR, which is a clinical review journal published by the American College of Sports Medicine, will now be available as a resource to all FIMS members, whose ranks include sports medicine physicians and researchers across the globe. Read More...

The Top Fitness Trend for 2017 is Wearable Technology
Posted: October 26, 2016 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN – Won’t leave home without your fitness tracker? If so, you’re part of a rapidly growing segment of consumers using technology to collect daily health metrics. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has announced its annual fitness trend forecast, and unsurprisingly, exercise pros say wearable technology will again be the top fitness trend in the coming year. The results were released in the article, “Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2017,” published in the November/December issue of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal. Read More...

New Award Recognizes Innovative Health Professional Training and Education Programs in Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Counseling
Posted: October 11, 2016 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the Bipartisan Policy Center have launched the inaugural Innovation Award for Health Care Provider Training and Education. This award recognizes leading health professional training programs that have developed new and innovative ways to provide nutrition, physical activity and obesity counseling education to their students. Three categories of awards are available: schools or programs offering innovative training for future health care professionals; schools or programs offering innovative professional development or graduate training for current health care professionals; and student-led programs offering innovative training or curricula. Applications are open through November 11, 2016. Read More...

ACSM and Walk with a Doc Program Announce Partnership
Posted: July 27, 2016 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) announced a new partnership with the Walk with a Doc program, forged to promote walking for better health. Walk with a Doc encourages healthy physical activity in people of all ages, because it can reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle and improve the health and well-being of Americans. Read More...

American College of Sports Medicine Installs New Officers
Posted: July 6, 2016 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine installed its officers for 2016-17 at the organization’s annual meeting in Boston, MA. Lawrence A. Armstrong, Ph.D., FACSM, 2015-16 President, passed the gavel to Elizabeth A. Joy, MD, MPH, FACSM as the 59th president of ACSM. Dr. Joy is a physician practicing at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City. Read More...

Physical Activity Vital Sign Should Be Standard in Patient Consultation Says ACSM, Kaiser
Posted: May 25, 2016 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The American College of Sports Medicine and Kaiser Permanente released a new official recommendation, calling for health care professionals to assess patients’ level of physical activity using the Physical Activity Vital Sign (PAVS) at every medical appointment as a key measure of general health. The paper was published in the May/June issue of Current Sports Medicine Reports. Read More...

New Rankings Reveal Washington, D.C. is Fittest City for 3rd Consecutive Year
Posted: May 18, 2016 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - Washington, D.C., closely followed by Minneapolis-St. Paul and Denver, are the three fittest of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S., according to the ninth annual American Fitness Index (AFI) released by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc. Read More...

Global Alliance Announces Plan for Congressional Commitments to Move American Health
Posted: May 9, 2016 in Suppliers

Global Alliance for Health and PerformanceINDIANAPOLIS, IN - The Global Alliance for Health & Performance announced an ambitious initiative to secure from every member of Congress a signed commitment to promote physical activity as a means for combatting what is considered a national health care crisis. The Congressional Commitment to Physical Activity was developed by the Global Alliance as a distinctive way to garner leadership and support in the fight for a healthier America. Three Congressional members, Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) and representatives Robert Dold (R-IL) and Ron Kind (D-WI), were the first to sign the commitment in conjunction with a Congressional Briefing at the nation’s Capitol on April 20. The commitment is being promoted in collaboration with the Congressional Fitness Caucus. Read More...

Alliance Launches New National Physical Activity Plan
Posted: April 20, 2016 in Suppliers

National Physical Activity PlanWASHINGTON, D.C. - The new U.S. National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP) was unveiled at the National Press Club, building upon the initial plan that the NPAP Alliance released in 2010 as a roadmap for actions supporting and encouraging physical activity among all Americans. Read More...

American College of Sports Medicine Debuts New ‘Translational’ Journal
Posted: April 5, 2016 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN – The American College of Sports Medicine announced the first issue of the Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine (TJACSM), a new online publication dedicated to translating research evidence into clinical practice in sports medicine and exercise science. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. Read More...

Industry Giants Announce Unprecedented Marriage Between Health Care and Fitness; Potential Impact for Millions
Posted: February 23, 2016 in Suppliers

Exercise is MedicineINDIANAPOLIS, IN - To jointly address the rapid progression of chronic diseases and skyrocketing health care costs, Exercise is Medicine (EIM), a global health initiative managed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), along with the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the Medical Fitness Association (MFA) announced a new collaboration called the Exercise is Medicine Solution. Read More...

Study: Adults Are Sedentary Nearly Two-thirds of Waking Hours
Posted: February 8, 2016 in Suppliers

American College of Sports MedicineMUNCIE, IN - Men and women are sitting or lying down about 64% of their waking hours, which may damage their health, says a new report by Ball State University. Read More...

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