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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.  

What if Our Children Lived 5 Extra Years?

by Lance Madden | Oct 08, 2012

Today’s youth are the first ever to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents’ generation. With a charge from Nike, a study and movement called “Designed to Move” launched last week with an aim to get the world thinking about the health and movement of children — and to change the future.

With a powerful 1:48-long YouTube video, we hear nearly 20 kids explain what they would do if they lived for an extra five years: invent a time machine; make medicine for the sick; go to the moon; get more hampsters; win five championships. We don’t really know if these are candid answers, or if these are child actors. It doesn’t matter. The message is clear that the possibilities are endless — as long as we provide a gentle push to literally keep them going. A tweet from Nike’s twitter account promoting the movement reads “We are designed to move. Standing still is only moving us backwards. It’s time for action."  View the full article at

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