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Active Voice: 2011 Position Stand Updates Recommendations on Exercise
Become an ACSM Fellow – Applications Due Feb. 1, 2012
New KAATSU Research Grant Available through ACSM Foundation
Policy Corner: FASEB Advises on Priorities, Management of NIH Grants
CEPA Prepares to Launch New Journal
Double Your Impact with a Gift to Lisa Krivickas Travel Award
Sports Medicine & Exercise Science Headlines

Active Voice: 2011 Position Stand Updates Recommendations on Exercise
By Carol Ewing Garber, 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.

Carol Ewing Garber, Ph.D., FACSM, is Associate Professor and Director of the Applied Physiology Graduate Program in the Department of Biobehavioral Sciences at Teachers College of Columbia University in New York, NY. She is an ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist® and holds a number of clinical certifications from ACSM. Her scholarly interests relate mainly to the role of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases.

Dr. Garber, also a member of the ACSM Publications and Pronouncements Committee, chaired the writing group that undertook the extensive update of the Position Stand that is the subject of this article. She presents this commentary on behalf of the writing group, which included Bryan Blissmer, Ph.D; Michael R. Deschenes, Ph.D., FACSM; Barry A. Franklin, Ph.D., FACSM; Michael J. Lamonte, Ph.D., FACSM; I-Min Lee, M.D., FACSM; David C. Nieman, Dr.P.H., FACSM; and David P. Swain, Ph.D., FACSM.

The ACSM Position Stand entitled, “Quantity and Quality of Exercise for Developing and Maintaining Cardiorespiratory, Musculoskeletal, and Neuromotor Fitness in Apparently Healthy Adults: Guidance for Prescribing Exercise,” was published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (43[7]:1334-1359) in July 2011. This Position Stand updates the previous one published in 1998 and is specifically intended to provide guidance for health and fitness professionals who provide exercise prescriptions for adults of all ages. The Position Stand has integrated data from the scientific literature published since 1998, the U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, and other ACSM Position Stands and statements. There are many changes and additions.

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Become an ACSM Fellow — Applications Due Feb. 1, 2012
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ACSM is now accepting applications for the spring class of Fellows. ACSM Fellows recognize a distinguished achievement in sports medicine and related disciplines and demonstrate a deep and ongoing dedication to the goals and long-range activities of the College.

If you are interested in applying for ACSM Fellowship, please visit the online qualifications and applications form to see if you are eligible. Applications and their $25 processing fees must be submitted via mail to the ACSM National Center by Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. With questions, please email the membership and chapter services department.

New KAATSU Research Grant Available through ACSM Foundation
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The ACSM Foundation announces the availability of funds to support collaborative research projects in KAATSU training. ACSM anticipates that up to 10 research projects will be funded in this cycle at a level of $10,000 per year for a two-year period. Multi-center collaborative applications are encouraged.

Applications must be sent via mail to the attention of the Research Review Committee at ACSM by Friday, Jan. 27, 2012. Click here for more information and to download the application. Please address questions to Jane G. Senior, Assistant Vice President of Research Administration and Programs, at jsenior@acsm.org or Michael Dell, Research Administration and Programs Assistant, at mdell@acsm.org.

Policy Corner: FASEB Advises on Priorities, Management of NIH Grants
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The Oct. 18 Policy Corner urged ACSM members to contact their Members of Congress to discuss the importance of funding biomedical research through NIH. Now, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), of which ACSM is a member organization, has weighed in on this matter.

In a letter to Sally Rockey, Ph.D., NIH deputy director for extramural research, FASEB president Joseph LaManna, Ph.D. emphasizes the importance of research project grants (RPGs):

“In our experience, paradigm-shifting ideas in biomedical research come from individuals. Therefore, the more people engaged in research, the more ideas are generated. Investigator-initiated research has been the hallmark of U.S. science and the foundation of our success. The U.S. needs to sustain its production of highly skilled researchers and foster an environment that enhances their creativity.”

LaManna’s letter goes on to suggest ways NIH can control costs and avoid erosion of the RPG budget.

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CEPA Prepares to Launch New Journal
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The Clinical Exercise Physiology Association (CEPA), an ACSM affiliate society, will launch a new publication titled the Journal of Clinical Exercise Physiology in early 2012. The journal will be published by Healthy Learning, and Jonathan Ehrman, Ph.D., CES, FACSM, and Clinton Brawner, M.S., RCEP, FACSM will be co-editors. The journal will begin as an annual publication, containing contemporary reviews of relevant topics for clinical exercise physiologists. A print version of the journal will be mailed to all CEPA members who reside in the U.S., and an EPUB version will be available to all CEPA members worldwide. Join CEPA today to be sure you receive your copy of Journal of Clinical Exercise Physiology.

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Double Your Impact with a Gift to Lisa Krivickas Travel Award
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Through the end of the year, gifts to the Lisa Krivickas Travel Award go twice as far. At the Josephine L. Rathbone Memorial Breakfast during this year’s Annual Meeting, the ACSM Foundation announced a $2,500 matching gift challenge by ACSM Past-President, Angela Smith, M.D., FACSM for donations made to the Krivickas Award before Dec. 31, 2011. If the fund raises $2,500 by the end of the year, all money will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Dr. Smith. Give online.

The Lisa Krivickas Travel Award, named after a groundbreaking neuromuscular disease researcher, funds travel to the ACSM Annual Meeting for a female clinician scientist. Part of Dr. Krivickas’s legacy is courageously volunteering to be the first ALS patient to use a novel treatment and advancing ALS treatment by many years. Read more about the fund.

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.

Exercise Gives Cancer Patients a Healthy Boost
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Last year, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) convened a panel of 13 researchers with expertise in cancer, fitness, obesity and exercise training to study the effects of exercise and physical activity for cancer patients.

The panel’s conclusion? Exercise can have impressive physical benefits for people who are undergoing cancer treatments. It can reduce nausea and pain, preserve bone density, increase appetite and improve circulation.

Consumer Reports: Experts' Advice on Exercise Includes Some Do's and Don'ts
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Most people know it’s important to be physically fit, but a lot of us aren’t sure how to achieve that goal. Research has shown that regular physical activity can help prevent dementia, heart attacks, strokes, Type 2 diabetes and certain cancers, such as those of the breast and colon. The American College of Sports Medicine recently released evidence-based recommendations about the quality and quantity of exercise. Here are some do’s and don’ts based on those guidelines. More

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