Editor-in-Chief: Steven J. Keteyian, PhD, FACSM
ISSN: 1091-5397
Online ISSN: 1536-593X
Frequency: 6 issues / year
Ranking: 77/81 in Sport Sciences
Impact Factor: .288
A Note from Editor-in-Chief Steven Keteyian

Although many health, nutrition, and fitness topics come and go, one that remains at the forefront of what we do every day is helping our clients and patients with effective weight loss and weight management. The health consequences of overweight and obesity in western society are well documented and, to this end, we devote this entire issue of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal to this important topic. This special themed issue is under the leadership of Associate Editor-in-Chief Brad Roy, Ph.D., FACSM, and, without a doubt, he has assembled a lineup of authors who are experts in their respective fields of interest.

The first feature article is by Melinda M. Manore, Ph.D., R.D., FACSM, who authored the article ‘‘Rethinking Energy Balance: Facts You Need to Know About Weight Loss and Management.’’ In this article, Dr. Manore highlights dynamic energy balance and applies it in a manner that is realistic for clients who desire weight loss or weight gain.

The second article is authored by the team of Matthew Stults-Kolehmainen, Ph.D.; Lydia R. Malcom, Ph.D.; James DiLoreto, M.A.; Karyn Gunnet-Shoval, M.Ed.; and Elizabeth I. Rathbun, Psy.D. Their article is entitled ‘‘Psychological Interventions for Weight Management: A Primer for the Allied Health Professional,’’ and within it, they discuss the contemporary topics of cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness meditation relative to interventions aimed at obesity-related outcomes. Our third feature is by Barry A. Franklin, Ph.D., FACSM; Jenna Brinks, M.S., and Kirk Hendrickson, M.S.; and is entitled ‘‘Healthy Obesity? New Insights: Counseling Strategies for Health-Fitness Professionals.’’ This article takes a closer look at physical activity and fitness as a means to achieve purposeful weight reduction, highlighting the use of activity-tracking tools and research-based counseling strategies.

Finally, Debra Wein, M.S., R.D.N., L.D.N., and Sarah Gold, M.S., R.D.N., L.D.N. address an important topic that often confronts the exercise professional, ‘‘When to Tackle, When to Refer Nutrition Issues.’’ This article explores different avenues by which exercise professionals and registered dietitians can work together to help clients address nutrition-related topics.

Staying with the theme of weight loss and weight management, several of our ongoing columns and department authors also have devoted their writings to the topic. As always, I trust that you will enjoy reading these quality writings as much as I did.

Sincerely,

Steven J. Keteyian, PhD
Editor-in-Chief

Henry Ford Health System
Detroit
sketeyi1@hfhs.org

 

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