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Season's Greetings from ACSM
Shape the Next Generation of ACSM Leaders - Give to the ACSM Foundation Today
Register Now for 2014 ACSM Meetings
Don't Miss ACSM's Train Your Body on
Get Up-to-the Minute Information through ACSM Social Media
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  Actiheart - Ambulatory Energy Expenditure Monitor

The Actiheart is the gold standard for ambulatory measurement of energy expenditure, having been validated against DLW. Combining activity and heart rate measurement in one discreet unit, it is possible to measure AEE in daily living for up to 21 days. The Actiheart can also record HRV data.

Season's Greetings from ACSM

The American College of Sports Medicine wishes you a happy and healthy holiday and new year!

Note: SMB will run two special holiday issues on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, and will return to its usual format on Jan. 8.

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Shape the Next Generation of ACSM Leaders – Give to the ACSM Foundation Today

2013 has been a year to remember at the American College of Sports Medicine. Together, we're charting the course in exercise science and sports medicine through pioneering research and evidence-based science.

As 2013 draws to a close, please consider a gift to the ACSM Foundation. Your donation this holiday season will shape the next generation of leaders in the field and ensure that ACSM's top-notch research, education, advocacy and certification will continue for years to come. Give today at


Jim Pivarnik, Ph.D., FACSM
ACSM Foundation President

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  Velotron Electronic Bicycle Ergometer

High performance bicycle ergometer with 2300W Wingate test. Repeatability, +/- 0.25%. Absolute accuracy, +/- 1.5%. Permanent calibration with quick self check. Functions as a conventional ergometer from 5W to 2000W, and as a precision road bike simulator with adjustable bike dimensions, bike components, and adjustable shifting. Full suite of performance recording and interactive computer graphics and video software. Below $10,000. MORE

Register Now for 2014 ACSM Meetings

February 11-12: Lend your voice, share your strengths, and be a champion in shaping children’s futures by attending the Developing the Healthy Youth Athlete: The Public Health Challenge and Opportunity conference, which will be held February 11-12 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Let's harness the power of youth sports as one solution to society's physical inactivity epidemic. Through interactive sessions and conversations with your peers, develop creative solutions and unique strategies that will help shape the future of youth sports in communities across America.

April 1-4: Join us for the 2014 ACSM Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition in Atlanta. You won’t want to miss the networking opportunities, exhibits and workouts. A wide range of disciplines are covered from nutrition, personal training and exercise program design to sports medicine and professional development. By attending this meeting you’ll not only have the chance to hear to leaders in the Health and Fitness field talk about new advances and issues, but you’ll also get to participate in workouts. If you’re interested in promoting health and fitness to people of all ages and capabilities, this meeting will expose you to a wide range of information and career possibilities.

May 27-31: Don't miss ACSM's 61st Annual Meeting, 5th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine® and World Congress on the Role of Inflammation in Exercise, Health and Disease. Join more than 5,000 basic and applied scientists and clinical medicine professionals in Orlando, Florida to learn, network, and earn Continuing Education credits and Continuing Medical Education credits. This comprehensive sports medicine and exercise science conference is the one place you can get it all — programming that covers the science, practice, public health and policy aspects of sports medicine, exercise science and physical activity.

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  100% Online Master's in Exercise Science

CAL U’s Master’s Degree Program in Exercise Science and Health Promotion is 100% Online! Achieve your educational goals as a fitness and wellness professional!

Don't Miss ACSM's Train Your Body on

ACSM partners with to bring you Train Your Body—an Internet radio show disseminating important health, wellness and fitness information in a conversational, talk-radio style with real-time audio streaming 24/7 on The site also offers health videos, articles, blogs and healthy eating recipes. ACSM experts discuss their areas of expertise with the show's host, exercise physiologist Melanie Cole, M.S. RadioMD is also available on iHeartRadio Talk.

Listen live each Tuesday at 1 p.m. (EST), and download past episodes on

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Rosscraft Innovations:
Theory, Technique, Technology

Rosscraft your best source for high quality anthropometric instruments and instructions on how to assess physique status and monitor change for subjects, clients and patients. MORE
Continuing Education Made Easy

Fitness Learning Systems provides easy to use online continuing education for health/fitness professionals. For over 10 years we have been producing quality continuing education that is specifically designed for interactive online learning. Check out our course list to find a topic that interests you. ACSM approved.

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Get Up-to-the Minute Information through ACSM Social Media

Follow ACSM on social media to stay up to date on the latest ACSM happenings. Information about current events, research, meetings, certification, journals, policy and more is posted each week.

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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.

ACSM Fitness Resolution: Every Body Walk!
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Around the start of each new year, advice abounds to help people adopt healthier lifestyles.

The American College of Sports Medicine offers science-based guidelines: adults should get 150 minutes per week of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity to maintain health; double that to lose weight. Kids need an hour almost every day. (For details, see Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.) Given that physical activity has been shown to help prevent and treat more than 40 chronic diseases, let’s resolve to help everyone get a healthy dose.

This year's advice focuses on how to achieve those physical activity goals, involving individuals, families, communities, workplaces and other organizations, and carves out a role for Congress as well. ACSM is a lead partner in the burgeoning collaborative known as Every Body Walk! (, which touts walking and walkability for health and a slew of other reasons: economics, environmental benefits, student achievement and more. Walking (and rolling, for those who use wheelchairs) is available to nearly everyone, costs nothing, and integrates easily into everyday life.

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'The Exercise Cure': The Truth About the All-Natural Miracle Drug
Imagine yourself at your next doctor's appointment. The doc walks into the office, sits down across from you, looks you in the eye, and says, "Good news, I can help you. I'm writing you a prescription and I want you to follow it to the letter."

"What is it?" you ask.

"It's a miracle drug," he replies.

You chuckle. "Sorry, doctor, but I really don't believe in miracles."

He nods as if expecting you to say that, then says: "You will."

"I doubt it," you reply.

"Well, what if I told you that this drug treats everything? And what if I told you that this drug helps prevent almost every illness you might get, including certain types of cancer? And that it's 100 percent effective, and it works for every person around the world, rich or poor, young or old, with no side effects?"

"That's crazy," you say. "There's no such thing."

The doctor only smiles . . . and begins telling you all about this mythical, magical miracle drug

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