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COVID-19 Is Making Americans Even More Sedentary. The Effects Could Be Long-Lasting
ACSM member Jacob Meyer, Ph.D., shares insights on the potential long-term effects of COVID-19 on physical activity based on preliminary results from a new study.
READ MORE at TIME.com
Positive Thoughts Could Give You a Higher Pain Threshold During Your Workouts
This article highlights research on a potential way to increase pain thresholds during exercise. The research was published-ahead-of-print in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®.
READ MORE at Bicycling.com
Is Peloton Good for Weight Loss? What Indoor Cycling Fans Need to Know.
ACSM members Deb Riebe, Ph.D., FACSM, and Keith Diaz, Ph.D., offer insights for this high-profile media outlet.
READ MORE at Today.com
Finding Ways to Move Your Body while Social Distancing
ACSM Fellow Renee Rogers, Ph.D., recently authored this article on the importance of staying active during COVID-19.
READ MORE at The Conversation
Getting Kids to Move More
This article offers tips from exercise scientists and coaches to get young people to be more active and includes comments from ACSM Fellow Stuart M. Phillips, Ph.D.
READ MORE at The New York Times
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