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  • Exercise Intolerance in Heart Failure | Central Role for the Pulmonary System

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  • Feb 20, 2020
    Exercise intolerance exhibited by heart failure patients stems from various factors originating in various body systems with the most negatively affected being the pulmonary system. Diba Mani discusses the article by Lalande and colleagues which elaborates on the role the pulmonary system plays in exercise limitation in patients with chronic heart failure.
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  • Pregnancy: Physical Activity Recommendations | Download

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  • Feb 19, 2020
    Highlighted recommendations for being physically active during pregnancy - for you and your clients.
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  • Training the Aging Heart with Safety and Confidence | CEC Course

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  • Feb 18, 2020
    How to develop training programs geared specifically towards aging populations. 2.0 CEC
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  • Gunnar A.V. Borg (November 28, 1927 - February 2, 2020) | A Multilayered Legacy

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  • Feb 18, 2020
    It is a rare achievement for a researcher's name to be recognized, and for a body of work to be appreciated, across all the diverse subdisciplines of exercise science. Gunnar Borg is one such name, and his research on perceived exertion is one such body of work. Gunnar Borg passed away earlier this month, at the age of 92, leaving behind an enormous, indelible legacy for our field. Borg, who pioneered the investigation of perceptions of physical effort, leant his name to scales of rating perceived exertion. The most popular of which the Borg RPE Scale which rates physical exertion on a scale of 6-20, has become a standard in fitness practice and research, including its adoption into the ACSM Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription beginning with the 3rd edition in 1986. Panteleimon Ekkekakis, Ph.D., FACSM, has written a compelling tribute to the work of Dr. Borg and its impact on the field. You can read the full piece on the ACSM Blog.
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  • Fitness Assessment, Exercise Training and Performance | 2020 ACSM Annual Meeting Highlights

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  • Feb 17, 2020
    The Fitness Assessment, Exercise Training and Performance topic area covers the broadest array of topics at the ACSM Annual Meeting. Dr. Melissa Roti highlights key sessions that you will want to mark on your event schedule.
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