DEPARTMENTS: ACSM News Briefs
ELECTRIC BIKES AS A NEW ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION MODALITY TO PROMOTE HEALTH
A study published in the November 2011 issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise ® , the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), examined whether using electrically assisted bicycles (EABs) in a hilly city allowed sedentary subjects to commute comfortably and provide health-enhancing benefits.
Sedentary subjects, 18 in all, performed four different trips at a self-selected pace: walking 1.7 km uphill, biking 5.1 km with regular bike or 5.1 km with EAB at two different power assistance settings (EABhigh and EABstd). Time to complete each course, V˙O2max, and HRmax were measured.
The study showed that EAB is a comfortable and ecological transportation modality, helping sedentary people commute to work and meet physical activity guidelines.
FOLLOW ACSM JOURNALS ON FACEBOOK TO STAY INFORMED
ACSM’s journals (ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal ®, Current Sports Medicine Reports, Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, and Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise ®) now have a page on Facebook. Following ACSM journals on Facebook is a great way to stay in touch with the journals and the latest research. You will receive updates on new articles, most popular articles, published ahead of print articles, and more. “Like” us on Facebook today at www.facebook.com/acsmjournals.
MAKE PLANS NOW TO ATTEND ACSM’S 2012 HEALTH & FITNESS SUMMIT
You will not want to miss ACSM’s Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition from March 27 to 30, 2012, in Las Vegas, NV. Begin making plans now to attend. Check out www.acsmsummit.org for valuable information and travel tips.
This conference is for all professionals and students with a background in any health and fitness setting who want to inspire the life and well-being of others. You won’t want to miss this event!
DON’T MISS ACSM’S PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, COGNITIVE FUNCTION, AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT CONFERENCE
Join ACSM November 17 to 18, 2011, as renowned researchers and educators share evidence-based knowledge supporting the connection between physical activity, brain function, and academic achievement.
Attendees will learn how to implement policy changes and programming to impact students today and tomorrow, hear from dynamic keynote speakers, explore symposia and scientific abstracts, network with national experts and policymakers, participate in a town hall discussion, and earn 13.75 ACSM CECs.
The conference will be held at the Capital Hilton, 1001 16th St. NW, Washington, DC. For more information, please email email@example.com, or visit www.acsm.org/academicachievement.
ACSM SELF-TESTS GO PAPERLESS!
In the coming months, look for ACSM to go green and transfer all self-tests to an online learning system. Earning CECs has never been easier! Watch for more detailed news coming soon.