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Ten Reasons to Read This Issue

Roy, Brad A. Ph.D., FACSM

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal: 1/2 2019 - Volume 23 - Issue 1 - p 1
doi: 10.1249/FIT.0000000000000452
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  • 1. Lower extremity DVT — could affect a client or even you! Although older adults are at increased risk for developing venous thromboembolism and its subcategory deep vein thrombosis, it can occur in anyone, even highly trained athletes. Barbara A. Bushman, Ph.D., FACSM, ACSM-CEP®, ACSM-EP®, ACSM-CPT®, in this issue’s Wouldn’t You Like to Know column, provides some important information regarding this condition that all fitness professionals should be aware of.
  • 2. Resistance training — critically important throughout our lifespan! Whether you work with youth, young adults, older adults, or the elderly, resistance training should be a major component of their exercise program. Len R. Kravitz, Ph.D., CSCS, elegantly shares a plan for lifelong resistance training that you can use with your clients in his feature article, “Developing a Lifelong Resistance Training Program.” I am certain you will pick up a few tips as I did.
  • 3. Videos and supplemental content: remember the Journal Web site! Dr. Kravitz has provided a number of excellent video demonstrations of exercises you can use with your clients. So be sure to augment your reading by viewing these excellent teaching demonstrations — look for links within the article.
  • 4. Core training: important but not as simple as you may think! Over the past few years, our science-based knowledge regarding training the integrated functional unit referred to as our central core has significantly advanced. Yet misperceptions and oversimplification of core training continue to exist. David G. Behm, Ph.D., and colleagues highlight a number of facts regarding core training that you should be aware of in their feature article, “Ten Important Facts About Core Training.”
  • 5. A few things you should know about hip pain. Hip pain in young athletes is not normal and left undiagnosed and untreated could lead to an early onset of degenerative arthritis. Sara Lynn Terrell, Ph.D., and James Lynch, M.D., introduce us to femoroacetabular impingement and provide some basic information all health and fitness professionals should be aware of in their feature article, “Exploring Nonoperative Exercise Interventions for Individuals with Femoroacetabular Impingement.”
  • 6. Clients who fast? Although the concept of intermittent fasting continues to gain popularity, misinformation abounds. Stella Lucia Volpe, Ph.D., R.D., LDN, ACSM-CEP®, FACSM, tackles the topic in this issue’s A Nutritionist’s View column titled, “Intermittent Fasting — What Is It and Does It Work?
  • 7. Not “IF” but “WHEN”: Are you prepared to respond? Although health and fitness professionals are CPR/AED trained, many are not well-prepared to recognize or respond to emergency situations when they actually occur. Anthony A. Abbott, Ed.D., FACSM, FNSCA, ACSM-CPT®, ACSM-EP®, ACSM-CEP®, reviews the importance of not only being trained but also keeping your skills sharp and ready at any moment in this issue’s The Legal Aspects column. It’s a critical message that all health and fitness professionals should carefully consider.
  • 8. Are you “quality” focused? In our fast-paced and often quantity-driven society, quality can easily suffer (I see it every day in the weight room, quantity of weight being emphasized rather than quality of movements). In this issue’s Business Edge column, penned by guest author Kerry L. Thorton, B.S., we are reminded of the importance of being quality focused in all we do.
  • 9. What truly drives business success? Nico P. Pronk, Ph.D., FACSM, FAWHP, helps us see the important link that a successful organizational wellness culture has on prosperity in this issue’s Worksite Health Promotion column, “Connecting the Dots Between Health and Well-being, Business, Community, and Prosperity.”
  • 10. A glimpse into your vision. Our eyes are a biological wonder and are often overlooked until something goes wrong. James A. Peterson, Ph.D., FACSM, shares some excellent insight into this amazing organ in this issue’s Take Ten column. Elegantly written, as always, I’m sure you will learn a few facts as I did by reading “Ten Nice-to-Know Facts About the Eyes.”

Brad A. Roy, Ph.D., FACSM, Editor-in-Chief
Kalispell Regional Medical Center
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