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Active Voice: Does Exercise Protect Against Sleep Complaints During Middle Age?

from By Rod K. Dishman, Ph.D., FACSM, and Shawn D. Youngstedt, Ph.D.

Rod K. Dishman, Ph.D.,
FACSM
Shawn D. Youngstedt,
Ph.D.
Viewpoints presented in SMB commentaries reflect opinions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect positions or policies of ACSM.

Professor Rod Dishman, Ph.D., FACSM, is an exercise scientist and is co-director of the Exercise Psychology Laboratory at the University of Georgia in Athens. One of his research lines has examined mental health outcomes associated with physical activity, focusing on neurobiological mechanisms. He chaired the mental health section of the scientific advisory committee for the federal 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. He has been a member of ACSM since 1978. Professor Shawn Youngstedt, Ph.D., is a sleep scientist in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation and with the program in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Arizona State University in Phoenix. His research has focused on morbidities and mortality associated with sleep problems and non-pharmacologic means of improving sleep and mental health. His group has conducted research on the effects of exercise and bright light on insomnia, sleep apnea and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. He has been a member of ACSM since 1989.

This commentary presents the views of Drs. Dishman and Youngstedt on the topic of a research article which they and their colleagues published in the May 2015 issue of
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise® (MSSE). more


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