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From the Editor

Keteyian, Steven J. Ph.D., FACSM

ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal: July/August 2013 - Volume 17 - Issue 4 - p 1
doi: 10.1249/FIT.0b013e318296bb20
DEPARTMENTS: From the Editor

Editor-in-Chief Steven J. Keteyian, Ph.D., FACSM, highlights this issue’s articles and encourages readers to get outside and exercise

Editor-in-Chief, Henry Ford Hospital

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Greetings from Michigan. No matter where you call home, I trust your summer is filled with warm days, cool evening breezes, and easy living.

This issue of ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal® is characterized by a diverse set of topics for our four feature articles ranging from abs and after-school activities to preexercise risk classification and training after concussion. We lead off with “Core Strength: The ‘Anatomy’ of Investigating Abdominal Exercises” by Michele Olson, Ph.D., FACSM, C.S.C.S. Next we revisit the important issue of exercise safety in the feature article entitled “Risk Classification: Is It Safe for Your Client to Exercise,” by Warren D. Franke, Ph.D., FACSM. And although the start of the next school year is still 2 months away, plans should be underway now for after-school programs. To that end, Brian Fink, Ph.D., and Vicki Riddick, M.A., discuss this in “Making the Grade: Developing After-School Activities and Nutrition Programs Kids Love.” Finally, the contemporary topic of “The Waiting Game: Return to Play and Training After Concussion” is reviewed by Gregory R. Waryasz, M.D., C.S.C.S., and Robert Tambone, M.S. My hope is that everyone will take away some pearl of experience or useful practice item from each of these insightful articles.

Speaking of pearls, allow me to draw your attention to yet another fine set of writings from our regular columnists. Three or more times each year, they gather their thoughts and pen works aimed at advancing the practical application of what we do for a living. Helping others improve their health and well-being through proper exercise, healthy nutrition, and safe and sound health promotion programming.

Enjoy your summer … and all of the fun and fitness that go along with it.

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Our associate editors continue to do an outstanding job of providing well-written summaries on a wide variety of topics of importance to the fitness professional.

  • Fitness Focus: This copy-and-share column discusses exercise and fluid replacement.
  • Wouldn’t You Like to Know?: Although I enjoy exercising outdoors during the summer months, I do find the heat to be a challenge. I try to stay hydrated when doing longer endurance sessions, but am not sure I’m getting in the right amount of fluids. I’m confused about how much I should be drinking as well as what to drink (i.e., water, sports drinks).
  • On the Floor: Balance Tune Up! Conduct a Symphony of Moves With Maestro David Dworkin
  • ACSM Certification: What Do Employers Want?
  • Clinical Applications: Breaking Down Exercise Barriers: Helping Your Patients and Clients “Find A Way” to Stay Active
  • Medical Report: Medical Mimics of Sports Injuries
  • Take Ten: Ten Ways to Be a Better Mentor to Younger Staff


Steven J. Keteyian, Ph.D., FACSM


Henry Ford Hospital

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