The New Healthy Six weeks Eating Plan!

Every day, you make dozens of decisions about what to eat. Will you cook at home or eat out? Snack from a vending machine or carry a healthy snack with you? Making good decisions about what to eat is essential to a healthy lifestyle. And now, putting those choices into practice and eating healthfully has never been easier!

Treating Obesity is a Disease

By Robert Sallis, M.D. Robert E. Sallis, M.D., FACSM, is a past president of ACSM and chair of the Exercise is Medicine Task Force. He originated the EIM concept and has been its leading advocate from the beginning. Dr. Sallis earned an M.D. from Texas A&M University and completed his residency in family medicine at Kaiser Permanente Medical […]

Lowering Blood Triglycerides Levels?

Active Voice: Exercise or Calorie Restriction to Lower Blood Triglycerides Levels? By Labros S. Sidossis, Ph.D., and Elena Bellou, Ph.D. Viewpoints presented in SMB commentaries reflect opinions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect positions or policies of ACSM. Labros Sidossis, Ph.D., is professor of medicine and nutrition and metabolism at the University of Texas Medical […]

Preventing Sarcopenia?

By Caitlin Mason, Ph.D. Viewpoints presented in SMB commentaries reflect opinions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect positions or policies of ACSM.Dr. Mason is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA. With a background in epidemiology, her research focuses primarily on understanding the mechanisms that link nutrition, exercise, and […]

Do We Need to Supplement Dietary Protein?

Resistance Training in Healthy Older Adults — Do We Need to Supplement Dietary Protein? By Lex B. Verdijk, Ph.D. and Luc J.C. van Loon, Ph.D. Viewpoints presented in SMB commentaries reflect opinions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect positions or policies of ACSM. Dr. Verdijk is a researcher and Assistant Professor at the Department of […]

Walking As A Way of Life

The New wonder drug: Walking! Recommended dosage is 30 minutes a day, five days a week, but children should double that to 60 minutes a day, seven days a week

The Power of a Daily Bout of Exercise

Repost of Article by Gretchen Reynolds (NYT) showing the benefit of daily exercise makes a difference even during the holiday season of over-indulgence.

Walking – It’s Easy

A survey presented at the 2013 Walking Summit in Washington, D.C. stated that 94 percent of those polled acknowledged that walking is good for their health and 79 percent admitted they should walk more, yet one third don’t walk for 10 minutes at a time over the course of a week.

Commuting’s Hidden Cost

“In places where people walk more, obesity rates are much lower,” she noted. “New Yorkers, perhaps the ultimate walkers, weigh six or seven pounds less on average than suburban Americans.” an article by By Jane E. Brody (NYT)

Improving sleep

Can’t fall asleep? Trouble staying asleep? Discover the steps and strategies you can take now to regain the joy and benefits of a good night’s rest! Inside the Improving Sleep you’ll discover: How sleep loss harms your health Why a drink before bed is not a good idea Medications that may affect your sleep Ways to cure […]