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ACSM In The News

ACSM is fortunate to be the go-to source on sports medicine and exercise science for several national and international media outlets. You can find some of our most recent coverage below, or you can view archived articles.  

Nine Great Low-Impact Workouts

by Sara Gaynes | Aug 19, 2011
A recent study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that older people have to work out more than younger people to maintain muscle mass. However, workouts can be tough if you fall into that age group (ages 60-75, in the study) especially since your joints are often more susceptible to injury. Richard Cotton, an exercise physiologist and national director of certification for the American College of Sports Medicine, and Mary E. Sanders, Ph.D., a clinical exercise physiologist at the School of Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno and a spokesperson for the American Council on Exercise, both recommended great low-impact workouts that can help people ages 60-75 increase their exercise frequency without putting extra stress on their joints.
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