All posts tagged: American College of Sports Medicine

Step-by-step guidance for lifelong fitness and health

ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness and Health, Second Edition, offers the most current exercise and nutrition guidelines along with assessments, exercises, activities, and programmes for varying ages, special conditions, and fitness goals. Authoritative and comprehensive, it makes adding, enhancing, or customising a fitness and health routine safe and effective.

Genetic testing for athletic ability raises questions and ethical concerns

A number of companies are now marketing genetic tests that they claim can identify a child’s aptitude for certain sports, but sports medicine professionals are warning against putting too much faith in the tests. The tests screen for several genes, including the ACTN3 gene, which has been linked to enhanced performance among some elite sprinters.