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September 14, 2011

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Exercise is Medicine Announces Video Contest Winner

Congratulations to Julie Nelson of Highland, IN, the winner of the inaugural Exercise is Medicine  Photo/Video Contest! Julie’s video, titled “Choices,” cleverly highlighted the decisions we can make each day to live active, healthy lives and earned more than 225 likes on Facebook.

The past three months, the EIM Photo/Video Contest has collected submissions from all over the world of photos and videos that capture the essence of EIM and physical activity. Photos and videos were posted on Facebook, and EIM fans voted on the entry they liked best. Visit EIM on Facebook to view all contest submissions.


Mississippi State Ranked Third Healthiest Campus in the Nation 

Mississippi State University, one of the first adopters of Exercise is Medicine on Campus, was ranked the third healthiest campus in the nation in a recent article by Newsweek and The Daily Beast. As part of their Exercise is Medicine on Campus program, Mississippi State University Health Center nurses and physicians regularly prescribe physical activity and refer to the on campus fitness center.  To kick off the program, the EIM on Campus  purchased 100 bicycles with EIM license plantes that could be used by anyone on campus.  Congratulations to the Mississippi State University EIM on Campus program!


Exercise is Medicine at the Michigan International Speedway 

Exercise is Medicine continued spreading the word about the importance of physical activity with NASCAR fans at the Coca Cola Track Walk, this time at the Michigan International Speedway.  EIM on Campus Chair and ACSM Past President Dr. Jim Pivarnik represented Exercise is Medicine and spoke with the crowd about the importance of getting 150 mintues of physical activity every week.  Dr. Pivarnik met with drivers and tossed Exercise is Medicine t-shirts to the audience before leading everyone in a walk around the track.  Students from Michigan State University accompanied Dr. Pivarnik and helped spread the word about Exercise is Medicine.


ACSM's Health and Fitness Journal Editor Highlights Exercise is Medicine

ACSM's Health and Fitness Journal Editor-in-Chief, Ed Howley highlights the Exercise is Medicine initiative in the September/October issue.   To see what Dr. Howley had to say about the Exercise is Medicine initiatve, as well as to read the latest in health and fitness news, check out ACSM's Health and Fitness Journal.




The Medical Association of the State of Alabama Adopts Exercise is Medicine

At this year's annual meeting, the Medical Association of the State of Alabama adopted a resolution in support of the Exercise is Medicine initative.  The resolution not only supports the initiative, but encourages health care providers throughout the state to assess patients' physical activity level, counsel on physical activity recommendations, write physical activity prescriptions and refer to local fitness professionals for additional community support.  Thank you to the Medical Association of the State of Alabama for working to help your patients lead healthy, active lives! 


ACSM Offers Free Resource for Your Campus, Organization

Looking for credible health and fitness information you can share with your colleagues, family or campus? The ACSM Fit Society® Page supported by Liberty Mutual is a quarterly e-newsletter written by ACSM members. Each issue focuses on a health-and-fitness topic, and these topics cover everything from sports nutrition to exercise for special populations. To subscribe to this e-newsletter, email publicinfo@acsm.org.

Current and past issues of ACSM Fit Society® Page supported by Liberty Mutual are available online. The summer 2011 issue discusses behavior change and exercise adherence, and it includes the following stories:

• Finding the Motivation for Exercise and Fitness Within
• Starting an Exercise Program and Sticking With It
• Making Physical Activity a Family Affair
• Making Exercise Fun Again
• Ten Ways to Start an Exercise Program
• Athlete’s Kitchen: When Food Has Too Much Power Over You
• Q&A

ACSM also offers a free customizable version of this e-newsletter for colleges and organizations interested in distributing it to their communities. If your organization would like to receive a customizable version of this e-newsletter, please contact Ashley Crockett-Lohr, ACSM’s communications and public information manager, at alohr@acsm.org.


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