American College Sports Medicine Conference

American College Sports Medicine Conference – Ebook Edition

Julia Basso – PhD American College Sports Medicine Conference – Ebook Edition Over 6000 sports medicine professionals came together in Denver, CO this Spring to discuss topics ranging from Mental Health to Female Elite Athletes.  This Ebook summarizes each day’s keynote presentations and showcases the conference’s amazing lineup of celebrity speakers.  Dive deep into topics such

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Impact Of Competitive Sports On Female Athletes

Julia Basso – PhD Fitness athletes- the healthy body image idea: how are they doing? (Therese Methisen, The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences) Body image is important for the female fitness athletes.  Around 3 to 4 months prior to competition, many fitness athletes begin to diet.  This produces a variety of changes in body composition

American College Sports Medicine Conference

Day 4 of the American College of Sports Medicine Conference – 2017

Join the #IMove-MENT Julia Basso – PhD ACSM/SBM Co-Sponsored Symposium:  Exercise as an Integrative Approach to the Management of Chronic Pain and Addiction   Psychobiology of pain and exercise in chronic musculoskeletal pain (Dane Cook, University of Wisconsin) In patients with chronic pain issues, exercise may exacerbate fatigue, pain, and cognitive impairment often seen in

American College Sports Medicine Conference

Day 2 of the American College of Sports Medicine Conference – 2017

Impacts of Exercise, the Gut Microbiome/Metabolome and Immunity on the Brain Julia Basso – PhD Exercise or prebiotic diet increases stress resistance, modulate stress reactive neurocircuitry, and promote adaptive gut microorganisms (Monika Fleshner, University of Colorado Boulder) The gut is composed of bacteria called the gut microbiome.  Recently, a link has been shown between the

American College Sports Medicine Conference

Day 3 of the American College of Sports Medicine Conference – 2017

Neurobiological Effects of Physical Activity Julia Basso – PhD Exercise and neurodegeneration; potential therapeutic role for FNDC5/irisin (Christiane Wrann, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School) We know that exercise improves cognitive functioning, but why?  Recent research has discovered that exercise increases a protein in the muscle known as FNDC5 (fibronectin type III domain-containing protein

American College Sports Medicine Conference

Day 5 of the American College of Sports Medicine Conference – 2017

Female Elite Athletes: The Impact of Participation in Competitive Sports Julia Basso – PhD Fitness athletes- the healthy body image idea: how are they doing? (Therese Methisen, The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences) Body image is important for the female fitness athletes.  Around 3 to 4 months prior to competition, many fitness athletes begin to

American College Sports Medicine Conference

Day 1 of the American College Sports Medicine Conference – 2017

Exercise is Medicine for Mental Illness: Developing Feasible and Effective Interventions for Real-world Clinical Settings Julia Basso – PhD Stepping up the treatment of mental illness:  feasibility and acceptability of a 12-week exercise program for help-seeking youth with mood and anxiety disorders (Oscar Lederman, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District) Individuals both at risk for

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Exercise and the Autonomic Nervous System

Julia C. Basso, PhD The autonomic nervous system (ANS) is a part of our peripheral nervous system that controls our involuntary physiological responses.  There are two components of the ANS – the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.  The sympathetic system is involved in our “fight or flight” response and gets us ready for action, whereas

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Wii-Fit Can Improve Balance And Confidence In Older Adults

By Sara Thompson, M.Sc. in Exercise Science Aging adults are more prone to falling, leading to a higher risk of fractures and disability. This can cause a lack of confident to perform physical activity and activities of daily living. Increased risk of falls are due to a number of factors that are associated with aging,

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Improve Fitness To Lengthen Healthspan

By Sara Thompson, M.Sc. in Exercise Science Neural specificity is how well the brain can distinguish one stimulus from another. Or in other words, how well an individual can visually recognize the differences between various images. This response occurs in a part of the brain called the ventral visual cortex and can be measured by

Stand Up Paddle Boarding Physical And Mental Benefits

Sara Thompson – M.Sc. in Exercise Science With summer on its way, it’s time to put away the skis, snowshoes and toboggans and get ready for some summer activities. One summer sport that is rapidly increasing in popularity is stand up paddle boarding. Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) involves standing on a surface similar to

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25 Minutes Of Exercise Can Improve Knowledge

Sara Thompson – M.Sc. in Exercise Science In my previous article, I discussed the use of exercise to improve physical and cognitive function in individuals with hypertension. In this study, Junior and colleagues (Junior et al., 2017) measured improvements in physical function in older individuals with normotension (normal blood pressure) and hypertension (high blood pressure)