MORE FREQUENT EXERCISE TRAINING NOT ALWAYS BETTER IN OLDER WOMEN
A new article published in the July 2013 issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise® examined the effects of exercise frequency on total energy expenditure, activity-related energy expenditure, and non-exercisetraining activity-related energy expenditure (NEAT) in older women (aged 60 years and older). The women were divided into three groups; 1 day per week aerobic and 1 day per week resistance (1/1); 2 days per week aerobic and 2 days per week resistance (2/2); and 3 days per week aerobic and 3 days per week resistance (3/3). Doubly labeled water was used to measure total energy expenditure and examine differences in NEAT between each exercise group. The results showed that all three groups increased muscle size and aerobic and strength fitness equally. However, NEAT only significantly increased in the 2/2 group (+200 kcal/day), whereas the 1/1 group showed a trend for an increase in NEAT (+68 kcal/day) and the 3/3 group had a significant decrease in NEAT (−150 kcal/day). Contrary to expectations, no indications of overtraining (increasein proinflammatory cytokines, feelings of fatigue or depression) occurred in any of the groups. These findings suggest that 3/3 training does not induce superior fitness training adaptations to 1/1 and 2/2 training. In addition, in older women, 3/3 training may cause older women to decrease participation in physically active leisure time activities possibly because of time constraints inherent with the 3/3 training.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW FOR ACSM’S 2014 HEALTH & FITNESS SUMMIT & EXPOSITION
Before you know it, it will be time for another Health & Fitness Summit&Exposition sponsored by the AmericanCollege of Sports Medicine. Mark your calendars now for April 1–4, 2014. The 2014 Summit will be held at the Atlanta Hilton in Atlanta, GA. Stay tuned to www.acsmsummit.org for more details.
DID YOU KNOW THAT ACSM OFFERS FREE CAREER RESOURCES?
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is committed to supporting your career choices and development. Whether you are a college student or a seasoned professional, ACSM offers career services to help you take the next step on your professional development track. Check out the ACSM Job Center at http://acsm.healthjobsplus.com/. This job search site allows job seekers to post resumes and search for jobs, internships, and assistantships. In addition, ACSM offers free career webinars at http://www.acsm.org/find-continuing-education/career-resources. ACSM experts provide career guidance on a variety of possible career choices in dietetics and sports nutrition, exercise epidemiology, physical therapy, health promotion, exercise physiology, and much more. Check out these practical resources today!
FOUNDING EDITOR-IN-CHIEF LAWRENCE A. GOLDING RETIRES FROM UNLV
Lawrence A. Golding, Ph.D., FACSM, founding editor-in-chief of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal® retired this May from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) after 37 years of teaching. Dr. Golding, a distinguished university professor, was honored at a reception May 7 on the UNLV campus.
Dr. Golding has been a member of ACSM since 1961 and became a fellow of the college in 1965. He has been a professional in the field of kinesiology and physical education for more than 50 years. Dr. Golding helped create and found ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal® in 1997 and served as the journal’s editor-in-chief from 1997 through 2004. Dr. Golding also was the chair of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Summit Program Planning Committee for 12 years, from 1997 through 2009.