ACSM Annual Meeting Media Credential Requests Are Now Being Accepted

Join us as we gather at the 2023 ASCM Annual Meeting, World Congress on Exercise is Medicine and World Congress on the Basic Science of Physical Activity and Aging Biology showcasing the latest in exercise science and sports medicine. These three exciting meetings will happen simultaneously and will feature 200+ hours of ground-breaking trends and research in sports medicine and exercise science. The 2023 ACSM Annual Meeting will be held May 30 to June 2 at the Hyatt Regency and Colorado Convention Center in beautiful Denver, CO.

Dr. Bill Roberts Named ACSM Chief Medical Officer

The American College of Sports Medicine® (ACSM) has named William Roberts, M.D., FACSM, as the organization’s new chief medical officer. The move was announced by ACSM Chief Executive Officer Kristin Belleson. “Bill is an excellent choice for this critical role and was selected from a deep and impressive pool of candidates,” Belleson said.

Wearable Technology Named Top Fitness Trend for 2023

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) released survey results today in the article “Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2023,” published in the January/February issue of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal®. Now in its 17th year, this annual, international survey found that technology continues to impact the fitness industry, so it’s not surprising that the more than 4,500 health and fitness pros surveyed identified wearables as the #1 trend for 2023. There are, however, several emerging trends that will influence the industry in the coming year.

Mechanistic Effects of Resistance Exercise on Cancer-induced Muscle Atrophy

Muscle atrophy is a hallmark of cancer cachexia, a complex multifactorial wasting disease highly associated with mortality. In recent years, we have learned a lot about the protective effects of exercise during cancer. Resistance exercise is now recognized as a…

Taking a Break from Dieting Reduces Hunger, Increases Adherence to Diet with No Detriment to Fat or Weight Loss

A sustained energy deficit with restricted food intake and increased physical activity is accepted as a reliable means to reduce body weight and body fat. However, most individuals find maintaining adherence to these conditions difficult in the face of increasing…

What Factors Put Runners at Risk for Exertional Heat Stroke During a Marathon?

Exertional heat stroke (EHS) can develop in participants at running events. A runner with EHS overheats beyond their capacity to cool and can suffer organ damage, and even death, if not rapidly cooled. Understanding the factors that may lead to…

Active Workstations Encourage Seated Workers to Sit Less, Move More

Prolonged workplace sitting has emerged as a major risk factor for chronic diseases. Standing and treadmill desks have become popular solutions among office workers to decrease workplace sitting. However, little is known about the long-term success of these desks in…

Exercise Reduces Medication for Metabolic Syndrome Management

Chances are that as we age, we will need to correct our blood pressure, blood sugar or blood fat with the help of medication. Thanks to such medication, an individual’s health span is extended by reducing cardiovascular and metabolic diseases…

Learning a New Exercise Can Improve Cognitive Function in Children with Autism

Cognitive deficits are commonly found in children with autism. Research shows that exercise could be an effective intervention to lessen such deficits, yet why and how physical activity impacts cognitive function remains unclear. Investigators believed that apart from physiological factors,…

American College of Sports Medicine Issues Statement on Mental Health Challenges for Athletes

This year’s Olympics brought countless memories, exceptional human performance and visibility to challenges faced by all athletes, elite or otherwise. Perhaps central to these challenges was the relationship between athletes and mental health. This new ACSM statement offers several resources.