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The American College of Sports Medicine's resource library offers a comprehensive collection of books, infographics, articles, videos, publications and more for ACSM members and the public about sports medicine and exercise science. ACSM is dedicated to empowering members and advancing a better life for all. Use the search feature or the filters on the left side of the page to locate specific resources of interest. 

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Five Practices for Staying Calm, Focused and Productive during the Holidays | Infographic

Life is busy, stressful and unpredictable — particularly during the holiday season. Practice all five of these suggestions and you’ll find you have more focused and intentional time than you thought to tackle work tasks, home life and more. Developed in partnership with Wellcoaches.

Halloween Safety Tips | Infographic

Halloween can be a fun holiday for families if you follow these safety tips to keep trick-or-treaters and party goers safe at night!

AED Poster

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) survival rates increase by 50% if CPR and defibrillation are used within 3-5 minutes.

When Should I Get an X-ray for My Foot or Ankle Injury? | Infographic

If you’ve recently hurt your ankle, you may be concerned that you have a sprained or broken ankle. Distinguishing between them can be difficult and an accurate diagnosis often requires an X-ray. Follow these guidelines when evaluating an ankle injury, shared by Kyle Samyn, D.O., in this infographic.

Activity Guidelines for School-Age Children | Infographic

School-aged children should get at least 60 minutes of moderate- or vigorous-intensity physical activity every day of the week. Learn more in this infographic created by Jessie Fudge, M.D., FACSM.

Music Tempo Guidelines for Exercise

Wondering what kind of music pairs well with a certain exercise? This resource will help you identify which BPM range you should target.

Exams updated for ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 11th edition

Updates and changes now live in certification exams to reflect ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 11th edition.

Breathing Your Way toward Mental Clarity

Use these tips to take control of your breathing, which may help improve your mental health.

Healthy Habits for Distance Running

Drs. Heather and Kevin Vincent provide key tips for maintaining proper form while distance running.