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Active Voice: Exercise Can Regulate Adipokine Equilibrium
Policy Corner: FASEB Turns 100, Steps Up Advocacy
The January 2012 Issue of ESSR Is Now Available
Students – Register Now for 2012 Travel Awards
Exercise is Medicine® Month: Simple and Quick Ways to Get Involved
Sports Medicine & Exercise Science Headlines

Active Voice: Exercise Can Regulate Adipokine Equilibrium
By John P. Kirwan, Ph.D., FACSM    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Viewpoints presented in SMB commentaries reflect opinions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect positions or policies of ACSM.

John P. Kirwan, Ph.D., FACSM, is Professor of Molecular Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. He holds a staff position in the Department of PathoBiology and Gastroenterology/Hepatology, is Director of the Metabolic Translational Research Center in their Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute, and has active secondary appointments in the Department of Physiology & Biophysics and the Department of Nutrition at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. As a clinical translational scientist, he has maintained a productive, funded research program and published extensively on his research, which is focused on obesity, physical activity, nutrient regulation of energy balance, weight loss and insulin resistance. This commentary presents Kirwan’s views associated with the research article he and his colleagues published in the Jan. 2012 issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise® (MSSE), titled “A 7-Day Exercise Program Increases High Molecular Weight Adiponectin in Obese Adults.”

The World Health Organization recently identified obesity as a leading global health problem. In the U.S., obesity levels are starting to level off, but 30-35 percent of the population is still obese. Coupled with this is the growing incidence of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. These obesity-related co-morbidities have increased dramatically in the past three decades and have become considerable health and financial burdens for our health care system. Finding new treatments and preventive strategies is essential in order to reduce the impact of these health care expenditures on the U.S. economy.

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Policy Corner: FASEB Turns 100, Steps Up Advocacy
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Like a spritely centenarian just hitting its stride, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) – of which ACSM is a constituent society – is more active and outspoken than ever. FASEB’s leaders have asked us to share the following message with ACSM professional members.

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) was founded in 1912. This is our centennial year, and we are writing on behalf of the FASEB leadership to invite you to celebrate with us. What started as a small group of dedicated scientists has grown to become the nation’s largest coalition of biomedical researchers, representing 26 scientific societies and more than 100,000 researchers around the world.

The January 2012 Issue of ESSR Is Now Available
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The January 2012 issue of Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews (ESSR) is now available online! Be sure to check out the latest issue and editor-in-chief Priscilla Clarkson’s comments at the journal website. ACSM members should log in to the website and click on “Access My Journals” to navigate to the journal section.

Highlights of online content:
  • Journal Club questions by John Kirwan (author of the above “Active Voice” column), which cover "Skeletal Muscle Power: A Critical Determinant of Physical Functioning in Older Adults” by Kieran F. Reid and Roger A. Fielding. Visit the Journal Club topical collection or click the club icon () near the article title to access the questions.
  • View upcoming articles at the Published Ahead-of-Print tab.


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Students — Register Now for 2012 Travel Awards
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Deadlines are quickly approaching for several ACSM student awards – the Michael L. Pollock Memorial Fund, the Steven M. Horvath Travel Award and the Gail Butterfield Nutrition Travel Award. These awards help offset the cost for students to attend our Annual Meeting. Students interested in attending the 2012 Annual Meeting in San Francisco are welcome to apply.
  • Michael L. Pollock Memorial Fund – deadline April 1, 2012. Apply now.
  • Steven M. Horvath Travel Award – deadline April 1, 2012. Apply now.
  • Gail Butterfield Nutrition Travel Award – deadline April 1, 2011. Apply now.
Note: you must have Adobe Reader 9 to complete these applications. Download Adobe Reader 9 at www.adobe.com. With questions about the awards, please contact the ACSM Foundation at foundation@acsm.org.

Exercise is Medicine® Month: Simple and Quick Ways to Get Involved
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Exercise is Medicine® Month 2012 is quickly approaching! This year, it’s easier than ever to get involved. Now, and during the month of May, you can:
  • Secure a governor's or mayor's proclamation from your state governor or local mayor declaring May as Exercise is Medicine Month. After getting your elected official’s signature, send us a copy at eim@acsm.org, so we can recognize your efforts. If you secure a proclamation, ask the mayor to hold a special press announcement or event signifying EIM Month. It’s an opportunity for officials to showcase their commitment to the importance of physical activity.
  • Write an exercise prescription for your patients with this easy-to-use form, or give the form to health care providers in your area. Doing so can help forge a connection between health care and fitness.
  • Be one of the first in the world to earn the Exercise is Medicine Credential. The EIM Credential shows health care providers that a fitness professional is qualified to help their patients get the exercise they’ve prescribed. Fitness professionals interested in building their client referral base are eligible. The ACSM Health & Fitness Summit will host a half-day training course to give interested fitness professionals the first chance to opt in to the program and a voucher to take the course for free.
  • Utilize the resources in the EIM Health Care Providers’ Action Guide and the EIM Health & Fitness Professionals’ Action Guide. In the guides, you’ll find information on the exercise prescription and referral process and much more.
  • Sign up for EIM updates and tools. You’ll receive more ideas and resources for integrating Exercise is Medicine into your professional life.
Look for more EIM Month updates and resources in future issues of SMB.

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Exercise and Science Headlines

Headlines include recent stories in the media on sports medicine and exercise science topics and do not reflect ACSM statements, views or endorsements. Headlines are meant to inform members on what the public is reading and hearing about the field.

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Exercise Caution When Choosing Health Apps
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"Just do it" is not the mantra to live by when trying out health and fitness apps for mobile devices, according to exercise physiologist Carol Torgan.

Just think about it, she says.

"People are making (apps), and they might not have any knowledge or certification," says Torgan, an American College of Sports Medicine fellow on technology and exercise. "There's no Good Housekeeping seal of approval yet."

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Snowboarders More Injury-Prone Thank Skiers: Study
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A new study from a Vermont ski resort found that snowboarders get injured slightly more often than skiers, with the most injuries happening in young, inexperienced female snowboarders.

The types of injuries in the study also varied by sport, with snowboarders most likely to be taken out by a hurt wrist or shoulder, and skiers more commonly injuring a knee ligament.

During 18 winter seasons with 4.6 million visitors, researchers counted a total of close to 12,000 injuries severe enough to bring skiers and snowboarders to the resort clinic.

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