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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.  

Retirement a good time to pump up exercise

by Nanci Hellmich | Jan 24, 2014

When exercise expert Walt Thompson asks people who are getting ready to retire to think back and tell him the last time they exercised regularly, most say it was when they were in high school or college.

"The typical retiree hasn't had that much experience with regular exercise," he says. They may move into a retirement community and think they can jump right into playing softball or golf or doing other moderately intense physical activities, says Thompson, 58, a regents' professor of kinesiology and health at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

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