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2012-06-28 23:02:28

New, easy-to-use online system provides health and fitness professionals with more educational opportunities Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) June 29, 2012 The American College of Sports Medicine is now offering Continuing Education Credits (CECs) online. The new system offers more courses, provides the ability to record and track CECs online, and is conveniently accessible from any computer. The new online education platform can be accessed at http://www.onlinelearning-acsm.org. “ACSM is...

2012-06-28 23:00:39

Experts prescribe physical activity to promote health, cut costs. Indianapolis (PRWEB) June 28, 2012 The U.S. Supreme Court´s decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), awaited amid much speculation for its impact on the act´s ongoing implementation, changes nothing about one fundamental truth, according to medical experts and scientists. Leaders of the American College of Sports Medicine point to physical activity and exercise as a powerful prescription for what´s ailing the...

2012-04-12 23:03:15

A large body of scientific evidence shows that exercise is an effective medical therapy to prevent or manage dozens of medical conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. The Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recently began a partnership to promote this message through ACSM´s Exercise is Medicine® initiative. The goal of this initiative is to promote the health benefits of regular exercise participation in a variety of medical...

2012-01-06 19:30:00

ACSM research links exercise with reduced risk of death in patients with existing heart disease Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) January 06, 2012 In all parts of the world, the start of a new year inspires adults to give up junk food, join a gym or make healthier choices. For one group, the resolution to become more active could literally be the difference between life and death. Research released today by the American College of Sports Medicine finds that being more physically active can help...

2011-08-13 00:00:31

Physical inactivity is widely considered one of the 21st century's biggest public health concerns, contributing to chronic diseases and conditions like obesity, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and arthritis. To help address the problem, YMCA of Birmingham is expanding its Y Active Weight Loss program, which addresses diet and exercise jointly, to Trussville in September. Birmingham, Ala. (PRWEB) August 12, 2011 The YMCA of Birmingham, Jefferson County Health Action Partnership and...

2011-05-31 18:12:00

SALT LAKE CITY, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Interactive Health Group of PCE Fitness, and Exercise is Medicine®, a multi-organizational initiative coordinated by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) (www.exerciseismedicine.org), are revolutionizing the way physicians prescribe exercise to their patients. An innovative online system, developed by the Interactive Health Group (www.interactivehealthpartner.com), will link healthcare providers, patients and...

2011-05-24 00:00:31

WebExercises®, a web and software based exercise prescription program, helps increase patient in-home exercise prescription success with over 1,500 clinically accepted exercises and stretches for all parts of the body. Greenbrae, CA (PRWEB) May 23, 2011 WebExercises® will be exhibiting at the 27th ACSM conference in Denver Colorado May 31 "“ June 3, 2011 and coincides with the second World Congress on Exercise is Medicine, whose purpose is to combat chronic health issues...

2011-05-01 00:08:52

Public encouraged to get active, health care professionals asked to prescribe exercise Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) April 29, 2011 The fourth annual Exercise is Medicine® Month kicks off on Sunday, celebrating the health benefits of exercise and offering resources to get people moving. "Everyone should start or renew an exercise program now as an investment in life-long health," said Robert E. Sallis, M.D., FACSM, chair of Exercise is Medicine. "Every person, regardless of age or health, is...

2011-04-14 21:06:27

A new study by researchers at the University of Alberta shows that for best results in stable patients after a heart attack, early exercise as well as prolonged exercise is the key to the best outcomes. Study co-authors Mark Haykowsky, researcher in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, and Alex Clark, researcher in the Faculty of Nursing, along with fellow U of A researchers Don Schopflocher in the School of Public Health and Ian Paterson in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, as well...

2010-12-09 12:19:00

ACSM, American Diabetes Association guidelines make strong case for physical activity INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New guidelines on exercise for people with diabetes are likely to open some eyes -- and, for those who follow them, help prevent or manage diabetes, improve overall health and boost quality of life. A panel of nine experts developed the recommendations, published this month in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise(®), the...


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