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ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: Cross Train Your Brain

By Terry Eckmann

Explore the effects of a cross-training on the brain. Review the anatomy and physiology of the brain. Explore current research and learn how aerobic exercise, resistance training, tai chi, yoga, sports, and meditation affect the brain.

Learning Objectives:

• Identify the critical domains to a brain-healthy lifestyle.

• Apply... Details

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ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: An Internet-based Nutrition and Physical Activity Intervention for Overweight

By Amy Bidwell

Attenuating the obesity epidemic is a public health priority. Dr. Bidwell will be discussing the latest research in the field of obesity, specifically focusing on behavior change techniques used in a 16-week, online intervention protocol. Moreover, Dr. Bidwell will discuss her utilization of the... Details

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ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: Fitness Professionals and Healthcare: An Integrated Approach for Working

By Brad Roy

Health and fitness professionals, working within their specific scope of practice have an unprecedented opportunity to partner with other healthcare professionals to effectively facilitate health behavior changes. This session will present a model for working with clients that have one or more chronic health conditions. ... Details

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ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: Diet Smack-Down: Paleo versus Vegan

By Zonya Foco

Should we eat vegetarian, or like a caveman? With wheat and dairy or without? With so many opposing endorsements, what’s a health educator to do? This session will break down the evidence for all, helping you to help others take the best from each approach, creating a realistic and successful eating style for life.

Learning... Details

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ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: Nutrition in Inflammation and Immunity

By Laura Kruskall

Dr. Kruskall will discuss current hot topics in nutrition. Most likely these will be related to gut health, anti-inflammatory eating, and/or vitamin D & omega-3.

Learning Objectives

• Understand the difference between acute and chronic inflammation

• Understand the role of inflammation in the... Details

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ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: Under-Eating and Under-Performing

By Damon McCune

Damon will discuss the common misconceptions that athletes have about food intake and how that can effect their performance and health. He will also address health risks and metabolic adaptations that are association with improper nutritional intake. Finally, he will elaborate on how to correct these adaptations from a nutritional standpoint to... Details

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ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: True or False: An Assessment of Today's Hottest Hydration and Recovery Trends

By Tara Gidus Collingwood

Nutrition is a hot topic, and it’s a topic that your clients often look to you for information and advice. This session will review the most talked about nutritional recovery techniques, including hydration, and provide assessments of each based on scientific research. It will also offer... Details

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ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: Workshop: Health & Wellness Coaching: Evidence & Practice

By Gary Sforzo and Margaret Moore

The plan is to present the practitioner with both evidence and practice tips for implementing health and wellness coaching techniques. We will present some of our current research findings while also addressing the state of the existing coaching literature. After briefly discussing the obstacles impacting... Details

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ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: Activity Trackers: Reaching the Non-Movers

By Carol Kennedy-Armbruster & Dixie Stanforth

Two prac-ademics explore the realities of the health/fitness industry shifting health behaviors of just 20% of the population. How do we “reach” the 80% who are not involved? Do they need “exercise” or is becoming less sedentary and moving more enough? Case studies and stories from the field provide insights about... Details

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ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: Using Self-Affirmation Theory for Positive Behavior Change

By Mary Yoke

Research has shown that the use of self-affirmation can help with multiple types of behavior change, including the increase of physical activity, healthy eating patterns, medication adherence, smoking cessation, and even improved study habits! Mary will review current findings and lead you through several positive self-affirmation ... Details

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ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: Running Gait - Injury, Intervention, and Implications

By Roberto Ruiz

Do your clients run to improve health and lose weight, but wake up with aches and pain? Running gait may have implications with injury. Running is simple to do, but can be complex to analyze and Roberto will provide simple take home tips, red flags for possible injury, and possible interventions for your clients that... Details

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ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: The Fitness Professionals Quiz: How Much Do You Know?

By James Churilla

Health and fitness professionals possess various levels of knowledge and expertise in the areas of exercise equipment, preventive medicine, risk factor identification, chronic diseases, exercise guidelines, exercise testing, and exercise prescription. In a relaxed, anonymous setting, the presenting faculty member of this session... Details

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ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: The Dr. Bortz Lecture: Act Your Age: Resistance Training for Healthy Aging

By Nicholas Beltz & Jeffrey Janot

Healthy aging is not completely reliant on improving muscular strength and endurance but rather on slowing the natural loss of muscular fitness. Muscular fitness is the single most crucial factor for maintaining functional independence and preventing chronic disease in an aging population.... Details

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ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: Step it up! The Surgeon General's Call to Action

By David Brown

In this session, Health and Fitness professionals will learn about the evidence and rationale for focusing on walking and walkable communities with reference to Step it up! The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities. Other Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal physical... Details

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ACSM's 2016 Health & Fitness Summit: Best Practices: The Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts When Using Social Media

By Fred Hoffman

Noticing other’s mistakes is easy: the cringe-worthy Facebook status post, questionable comments on Twitter, grammatical and spelling errors, poor-quality photos , or even worse, engaging in a hot-tempered online conversation. As fitness professionals and business owners are learning how to use and and navigate social ... Details

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ACSM's A Nutritionist's View CEC Course Bundle

The Nutritionist's View column publishes three times per year (January/February, May/June, and September/October) in ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal®. This column is written by a nutrition expert and covers an important nutrition topic in each column with the intent to provide practical information the health and fitness professional can put into immediate practice.

This continuing education... Details

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ACSM's 2019 International Health & Fitness Summit CEC Video Bundle

Did you miss ACSM's 2019 International Health & Fitness Summit in Chicago, IL? Was there a session you really want to see again? The International Health & Fitness Summit videos are now available for CECs; featuring all of our most popular sessions!!!

Includes the following courses:

Power of Protein: Quality and Quantity in Healthy Eating Patterns and Sustainable Food... Details

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ACSM's 2019 International Health & Fitness Summit Video CEC: Resistance Training for the Mass(es)

By Stuart Phillips, Ph.D., FACSM, Professor and Canada Research Chair, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

An evidence-based presentation of the impacts that resistance exercise can have on human health.

Learning Objectives

1. To understand the role that RT can play in alleviating disease risk

2. To learn ... Details

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ACSM's 2019 International Health & Fitness Summit Video CEC: Closing the Gap on Seamless Referrals from Doctors in Your Community

By Elizabeth A. Joy, M.D., M.P.H., Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT; Walter R. Thompson, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA; and June E. Kahn, June Kahn's Bodyworks, LLC, Louisville, CO

Physical activity and exercise are integral in the promotion of wellness and the prevention and treatment of... Details

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ACSM's 2019 International Health & Fitness Summit Video CEC: Workshop: Coach It Up!...Coaching and Cueing Proper Movement

By Tony Maloney, Fitness Manager NIFS, National Institute for Fitness and Sport, Indianapolis, IN and Rebecca Langton, REBECCA LANGTON, Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC

Develop the proper tools to coach movement. Understanding the proper way to approach and cue movement is both a hard and soft skill that you... Details

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ACSM's 2019 International Health & Fitness Summit Video CEC: How to Make the Most of Movement Screening Results

By Lee Burton, PhD, ATC, CSCS, Owner/President, Functional Movement Systems, Chatham, VA

As professionals we understand that being able to move properly is vital for long-term health and fitness. Knowing this, it is important that we establish a baseline of movement for anyone looking to increase or improve their physical... Details

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ACSM's 2019 International Health & Fitness Summit Video CEC: Workshop: Prescreening, Programming and Everything In Between: Interactive Case Study Scenarios

By Yuri Feito, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA and Brad A. Roy, The Summit Medical Fitness Center; Kalispell Regional Medical Center, Kalispell, MT

Fitness professionals are frequently asked to work with individuals who are sedentary, some of which have other health risk factors... Details

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ACSM's 2019 International Health & Fitness Summit Audio CEC: Mind Over Matter: A Simple Path to Wellness

By Sally Sherman, M.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

The use of mindfulness and meditation is well documented to decrease stress, increase concentration, boost immunity, enhance sleep and improve happiness. In a society where we are conditioned to multi-task and maintain... Details

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ACSM's 2019 International Health & Fitness Summit Audio CEC: The Power of Positive Psychology

By Mary Yoke, Ph.D., FACSM, M.A.,M.M., Faculty, Indiana University, Bloomington and Indianapolis, IN

Come learn about this exciting new field! Instead of studying what can go wrong with a person’s emotional and mental health, positive psychology seeks a more balanced view of human functioning and focuses on individual strengths, positive outcomes,... Details

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ACSM's 2019 International Health & Fitness Summit Video CEC: Using the Theory of Multiple Intelligences to Better Reach our Participants

By Sally Sherman, M.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Howard Gardner, professor of education at Harvard developed the theory of Multiple Intelligences in 1983. Today this theory is taught world-wide as a way to better reach students in education. Come... Details