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In this issue:

Active Voice: Have We Actually Established Links Between Physical Inactivity, Low Aerobic Capacity and Diabetes?
Policy Corner: ACSM, NFL Team Up on Youth Sport Concussion
Last Chance to Apply for ACSM’s International Awards
Science & Research Update: FASEB Seeks Nominations for Excellence in Science Award
Don’t Forget to Register for Jan. 27 Webinar on Physical Activity at Child Care
Sports Medicine & Exercise Science Headlines



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Active Voice: Have We Actually Established Links Between Physical Inactivity, Low Aerobic Capacity and Diabetes?
By Caroline Richardson, M.D., and Rachael Nelson, M.S.
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Viewpoints presented in SMB commentaries reflect opinions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect positions or policies of ACSM.

Caroline R. Richardson, M.D., is an ACSM member, a VA investigator and an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her primary research focus relates to integrating physical activity into routine medical care. Rachael K. Nelson, M.S. is a Ph.D. student in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan, with research interests in exercise and metabolic disease risk factors. Dr. Richardson and Ms. Nelson presented research related to this commentary at the ACSM Conference on Integrative Physiology of Exercise (IPE) that was held in Miami last September.

Two-thirds of the U.S. population is classified as overweight, and one-third is classified as obese. Along with the alarming rise in the prevalence of obesity, the incidence of obesity-related diseases (e.g., diabetes) is also reaching epidemic proportions. Despite the accelerating interest and development of pharmacological and surgical treatments for obesity-related diseases, exercise remains the cornerstone of nearly all clinical obesity treatment programs.

A joint statement just released by ACSM and the American Diabetes Association highlights physical activity as “a key element in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes.” However, for the general population there is still an ongoing debate about the intensity, duration, frequency and type of physical activity that will yield the most health benefits. Where previous exercise recommendations encouraged exercise vigorous enough to improve cardiorespiratory fitness, more recently the U.S. Surgeon General and ACSM have advocated for the accumulation of moderate-intensity exercise, such as brisk walking, on most days of the week.
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Policy Corner: ACSM, NFL Team Up on Youth Sport Concussion
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Helen Pajcic, aide to the House Education and Workforce committee, told Forum participants that Congressman George Miller will re-introduce concussion legislation in the 112th Congress.

Proponents of health and safety for youth athletes rolled up their sleeves Jan. 14 and laid the groundwork for a new coalition seeking to pass concussion laws in every state. The National Football League and ACSM co-hosted the National Forum on Youth Sport Concussion: Taking Action, State by State, bringing together more than 70 leaders representing organizations from medical societies, sports governing bodies, school officials, brain injury advocates, government agencies and more. In coming weeks, organizers hope to swell the coalition to include hundreds of organizational members across an array of sectors. Several participants in the Forum noted that the influence of the NFL is particularly significant, given the attention the league commands from the media and the public, and the influence that professional sports have on athletes at every level.
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Last Chance to Apply for ACSM's International Awards
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Tuesday, Feb. 1 is the application deadline for several of ACSM’s key international awards. If you haven’t already done so, please don’t forget to submit your application for the following awards:

2011 International Student Awards
The International Student Awards assist with travel costs for international members (residents of the U.S. and Canada are not eligible to apply) to attend ACSM’s 2011 Annual Meeting. Applicants must not hold a completed doctorate degree and must be the first author on an abstract accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting. Learn more and apply.

2011 Oded Bar-Or International Scholar Award
The Oded Bar-Or International Scholar Award provides subsidized airfare and lodging, a living stipend and medical insurance to a scholar interested in visiting and studying abroad for up to two months. Applicants must have at least a bachelor’s degree (or the equivalent) and must represent a discipline recognized by ACSM. Learn more and apply.

2011 International Clinical Scholar Award
The International Clinical Scholar Award provides subsidized airfare and lodging, a living stipend and medical insurance to a clinical professional interested in visiting and studying abroad for up to two months. Applicants from the U.S. and Canada are not eligible to apply. Learn more and apply.

2011 RAFA-PANA Scholarship Award
The RAFA-PANA Scholarship Award provides subsidized airfare and lodging, a living stipend and medical insurance to a young scientist, health practitioner or other professional interested in bringing scientific expertise and knowledge back to their country. Winners will visit and study in the U.S. or Canada. At this time, only residents of RAFA-PANA countries are eligible to apply. Learn more and apply.

If you have questions about any of these awards, please contact Heather Turner, assistant director of membership and chapter services, at hturner@acsm.org or 317-637-9200 ext. 138.



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Science & Research Update: FASEB Seeks Nominations for Excellence in Science Award
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The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is seeking nominations for their 2012 Excellence in Science Award. This award, which is sponsored by Eli Lilly and Company, recognizes the significant accomplishments of women in science. The nomination deadline for this award is March 1, 2011.

As ACSM is a member organization of FASEB, all women who are members of ACSM are eligible for nomination. Nominations must include a nomination letter, curriculum vitae, five reprints, three peer letters of support and three trainee recommendations. Submit a nomination online.



Don't Forget to Register for Jan. 27 Webinar on Physical Activity at Child Care
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Don’t forget to register for the upcoming “Intervention Strategies for Increasing Physical Activity at Child Care” webinar presented by Active Nation™. The webinar runs from 3 - 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, Jan. 27, and registration is $35 for ACSM members and $50 for non-ACSM/public members.

This webinar will:
  • explain the need for intervention strategies to address the promotion of physical activity for young children ages 2-5 who attend child care;
  • describe the spheres of influence at child care settings that can be leveraged in support of physical activity for young children;
  • list a variety of strategies that can be implemented to increase physical activity in child care settings; and
  • familiarize participants with the NAP SACC Best Practice Guidelines for promotion of physical activity at child care.
Dianne Ward, Ed.D., FACSM, professor of nutrition at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will lead this webinar. The webinar is worth one ACSM CEC. View complete session and registration information.



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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.


Winter Weather Workouts Can Be Done If You're Headed Outdoors
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You undoubtedly observe them with admiration — and a touch of envy — as they brave the snowstorms, bone-chilling winds and jagged iciness of Ohio winters. No matter what harsh elements nature delivers, they are faithfully running, walking, skiing or ice-skating.

Here is a warm and hearty salute to the winter workout warriors.

While many of us turn to the treadmills in our well-heated gyms or homes, or simply use the season as a grand excuse not to exercise at all, the diehard fans of exercising outdoors will tell you the sheer beauty of a wintry day is motivation enough. As one avid runner says, the outdoors affords an expansive sanctuary for the mind, body and spirit.
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Kids Can Lift Weights
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My son is 12 years old, and he's going through a lot of changes in his life, most of which he'd rather not see published in this column. However, there is one change I have permission to relay: He's started lifting weights under my supervision.

I can already hear the protestations of physicians and parents. "Blasphemy!" they cry. "It's not safe!"

Many of them believe that weight training should wait until the end of puberty because it can cause serious, growth-stunting injury. The bestselling get-in-shape book "Body for Life" by Bill Phillips perpetuated this myth by asserting that "during puberty, the bones are stilling growing, and strenuous resistance exercise may interfere with bone growth."
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