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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.  

  • 10 Ways to Jump-Start Your Health, Fitness Goals for 2012

    Dayton Daily News Can’t fit into your skinny jeans or cinching your belt at a new notch now that the holly-jolly season of overindulgence is over? If aesthetic reasons alone aren’t enough for you to shift your fitness program into full gear in 2012, then consider the health dangers associated with a sedentary lifestyle. Physical inactivity, according to the American College of Sport Medicine, can lead to cardiovascular disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, colon cancer, breast cancer, anxiety and depression — real reasons for starting or resuming a fitness regime.

  • To Optimize Exercise, Heed Your Heart Rate Training Zone

    Reuters Whether you're interested in running a marathon or staving off the chronic diseases of aging, to reap the rewards of your efforts getting into the zone is essential. Experts say knowing and staying within your heart rate training zone is an easy way to pace the intensity of your workout. "Exercisers need to get to at least a moderate level of physical activity in order to reap the benefits," said Dr. Adrian Hutber of the American College of Sports Medicine. "Your goal is to get to a stage where you're fit enough to exercise within your heart rate training zone."

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