Recently a study conducted by Sin-Ae Park, Candice Shoemaker, and Mark Haub of Kansas State University, aimed at finding out if gardening enables older adults to meet the physical activity recommendation set forth by the CDC and the ACSM
A very important element of the ACSM
approach to regular exercise is that it offers a minimum weekly exercise program for individual health promotion.
Results of the workout met both the ACSM
guidelines for effective physical fitness, which recommend that individuals exercise at an intensity between 64 per cent and 94 per cent of their maximum heart rate or 40 percent to 85 percent of their maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max), as well as burn a minimum of 200-300 calories per session, five days per week, in order to maintain proper fitness and to aid in weight control.
In a survey of orthopaedic physical therapists, 75% of respondents performed some type of cardiovascular screening, but only 64% correctly used ACSM
guidelines for risk stratification.
Furthermore, because plant proteins are less well digested than animal proteins, the ACSM
advises a 10% increase in protein intake for vegetarian athletes.
The membership of the ACSM
has voted to make each of the member organizations an independent society with its own individual members.
In terms of the intensity criteria, both workouts tested from EA SPORTS Active were sufficiently intense to be within ACSM
The Survey Summit will serve as the ideal forum for not only ACSM
members and land surveyors but also anyone interested in GIS technology and will showcase emerging technologies such as lidar and 3D scanning.
As the ACSM
states, "This large-scale exercise initiative calls on physicians, regardless of specialty, and other healthcare providers, to deliver a physical activity message and prescription to every patient at every visit in every treatment plan.
Tom LaFontaine, PhD, ACSM
RCEP, FAACVPR, FACSM, Columbia, MO
Please send entries to: ACSM
Map Design Competition 6 Montgomery Village Avenue, Suite 403 Gaithersburg, MD 20879
And among the countless supporting organizations and certifications are the NSCA, ACSM
, NASM, AFA, IDEA, ACE, and YMCA.