Top ACSM Blog Posts of 2019

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Top ACSM Blog Posts of 2019

American College of Sports Medicine |  Dec. 19, 2019

The ACSM Blog has featured a number of topics in 2019. From physical activity guidelines to sports nutrition to advice for writing a journal article and everything in between, the ACSM Blog has shared numerous insights from ACSM members across all disciplines. We present the most read blog posts of 2019.

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1. Physical Activity and Function in Older Age: It’s Never too Late to Start!

Loretta DiPietro, PhD, MPH, FACSM | September 10
The 2018 PAGAC Scientific Report provides strong evidence that physical activity reduces the risk of fall-related injuries in older people by 32-40%. Dr. Loretta DiPietro discusses the research findings.

2. High-Intensity Interval Training: For Fitness, for Health or Both?

Kenneth Powell, M.D., MPH. FACSM | Aug 16, 2019
In recent years, interest around high-intensity interval training (HIIT) has surged. The Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee reviewed the current known data on HIIT. Dr. Powell shares some of their findings.


3. Body Weight and Waist Circumference Trending Upward in Americans

Renee J. Rogers, Ph.D. | Jan 22, 2019
Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published a National Health Statistics Report updating the trends in body weight, height, waist circumference and body mass index (BMI) in the U.S. population. This report shows continuing increases in weight, waist circumference and BMI.


4. The Athlete's Kitchen: Sports Nutrition Myths BUSTED!

Nancy Clark, MS, RD, FACSM | Jun 18, 2019
Keeping up with the latest science-based sports nutrition recommendations is a challenge. Nancy Clark gives a summary of the PINES session at the ACSM 2019 Annual Meeting in which experts smashed nutrition industry myths.


5. What’s New in the ACSM Pronouncement on Exercise and Hypertension?

Linda Pescatello, PhD, FACSM | Jun 11, 2019
Based upon the findings of the 2018 PAGAC Scientific Report and a new ACSM Pronouncement, the new ACSM FITT recommendations for hypertension are now available.


6. New ACSM Pronouncements Make the Case, Find the Gaps

Abby King, PhD, FACSM, and Kenneth Powell, MD, MPH, FACSM | May 15, 2019
The American College of Sports Medicine has published a new collection of papers titled ACSM Scientific Pronouncements: Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd Edition. The pronouncements are featured in a special issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (MSSE) that published today. The 14 papers included in the collection originated from the work of the Physical Activity Guidelines Scientific Advisory Committee.


7. Paradigm Shift in Physical Activity Research: Do Bouts Matter?

Kyle Sprow, MPH, CSCS | Aug 02, 2019
How long do bouts of physical activity need to last to see health benefits? Research suggests that ALL physical activity counts, regardless of duration.


8. Early Movers: Can an Active Pregnancy Influence Baby’s Neuromuscular Development?

Linda May, PhD, MS, FACSM | Oct 28, 2019
Dr. Linda May summarizes her research in the area of the influence of physical activity during pregnancy on baby's neuromuscular development after birth.


9. Heart Health & Brain Health Go Hand-in-Hand

Jill Barnes, Ph.D., FACSM | Feb 22, 2019
There are a number of connections between cardiovascular health and brain health. Dr. Jill Barnes shares the latest research updates.


10. Physical Activity and Health: Does Sedentary Behavior Make a Difference?

Peter Katzmarzyk, PhD, FACSM | Aug 30, 2019
There is evidence that excessive time spent sitting is also associated with an increased risk of several significant diseases like diabetes and heart disease, as well as an increased risk of dying prematurely. The good news is that people who sit for a large portion of their day can benefit from being physically active. Dr. Peter Katzmarzyk discusses the recommendations from the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee.