Last month, ACSM published a collection of 14 new pronouncements that present the science behind the updated Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Authored primarily by ACSM subject matter experts, each pronouncement addresses a specific topic, sharing the scientific evidence and identifying key knowledge gaps for future research. Authors used best practice methodology to conduct the scientific reviews; the same multi-step process that ACSM uses to develop its own position stands and newer umbrella reviews.
The collection includes a pronouncement on physical activity and hypertension with updated guidelines and recommendations. A new blog by pronouncement co-author and ACSM Fellow Linda Pescatello, Ph.D., from the University of Connecticut highlights what’s new in the pronouncement and shares the new ACSM FITT recommendations for hypertension.
Health care and fitness professionals as well as basic and applied scientists can use the “Physical Activity to Prevent and Treat Hypertension: A Systematic Review” pronouncement to plan future research projects, cite current evidence for papers and grants and/or inform the development and delivery of effective interventions.
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