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You Asked for It: Question Authority

Shook, Robin P. M.S., RCEP; Blair, Steven N. P.E.D., FACSM

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal: July/August 2011 - Volume 15 - Issue 4 - p 5–7
doi: 10.1249/FIT.0b013e31821ec38b
DEPARTMENTS: You Asked For It: Question Authority

It seems every week I hear about a new fitness trend or exercise product in the news; it can be very confusing. Some of this information seems legitimated, but others seem questionable. How can I determine what is misleading, and what should be done to fight it?

Steven N. Blair, P.E.D., FACSM, is a professor at the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina. He has conducted research on physical activity and health for more than 40 years. He has published more than 500 articles and is one of the most highly cited exercise scientists, with more than 27,000 citations to his body of work.

Robin P. Shook, M.S., RCEP, is a graduate student at the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina. He is ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist® certified and has worked in exercise physiology research laboratories at Pennington Biomedical Research Center and the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine.

© 2011 American College of Sports Medicine.