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.
Physical Inactivity as Damaging to Health as Smoking
Mikaela Conley | Jul 19, 2012
Physical inactivity has a negative global impact so severe that its adverse effects on health are comparable to that of smoking or obesity, according to a new study.
What's more, the researchers say the problem of inactivity is so bad that it should be considered a pandemic.
The study is just one in a special series of reports in the journal Lancet, timed -- in an ironic twist -- to coincide with the Olympics.