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Top News Articles of 2023

 |  Dec. 19, 2023
top news stories 2023 with various designs in dark and light blue, yellow and withThousands of news articles and media stories are published/aired every year that cite ACSM subject matter experts and publications. These are the five articles with the widest reach published in 2023.

ACSM gets a GREAT shoutout from Al Roker on The Today Show and another story on NBC’s Nightly News (NBC News)

"If you're sitting all day, science shows how to undo the health risks. Take 'activity snacks' every 30 minutes."

During the segment, a study published in the journal of the American College of Sports Medicine cites researchers at Columbia University who say that there are health benefits to walking for five minutes every half hour.
and USA Today cover the announcement of America's Fittest Cities

"What is the fittest city in America? The answer has a lot to do with sleep and mental health"

This story delivered a huge potential reach of 514M and included several mentions of ACSM along with a quote from ACSM’s American Fitness Index spokesperson Stella Volpe.

"We need people to be more physically active," said Stella Volpe, chair of the American Fitness Index Advisory Board and ACSM president-elect. "It doesn't have to be running a marathon. It could be out for a walk with your friends, your dogs, your family."

NPR: Morning Edition
and CNN cover an article published in MSSE

"Sitting all day can be deadly. 5-minute walks can offset harms" | NPR

"Sitting too much is bad for your health, but offsetting the impact is easy, study shows" | CNN

In both stories, researcher and ACSM member Keith Diaz of Columbia University Medical Center describes how he and his colleagues set out to find out what's the least amount of physical activity a person must do to offset the health risks of sitting. They recruited volunteers to come to their lab and emulate a typical work day. The NPR story also sources ACSM member Dr. Robert Sallis.

Media seek the expertise of ACSM members following the on-field collapse of NFL athlete Damar Hamlin

"After Damar Hamlin's cardiac arrest, attention turns to chest pads for young athletes" | NBC News

"What to Know About Damar Hamlin's Heart Event, Commotio Cordis" | TIME

In both stories, ACSM Chief Medical Officer Dr. Bill Roberts is sourced. '"If we're looking at the risk reduction of adding a chest plate, compared to the risk reduction of training everybody in hands-only CPR having an AED available at sites, it would fall heavily on CPR and AEDs in terms of lives saved,' said Roberts, who is affiliated with the American College of Sports Medicine."

Indianapolis, ranked 97th out of 100 in the American Fitness Index, receives multi-million dollar grant to improve local parks

"Indy Parks to get $80M in grants from Lilly Endowment" - The planned projects will take place through 2025. | WTHR Channel 13 (NBC, Indianapolis)

"This investment is massive in terms of infrastructure within parks,” said Gretchen Patch, American College of Sports Medicine senior director of strategic health initiatives and partnerships. “But it has to be complemented by long-term programming and engagement with those community partners. You can't just throw money at a problem and fix it, but it can get things started."