1. Why Keep this COVID-19 Remedy a Secret?
This blog by Jim Sallis, Ph.D., FACSM, and Mike Pratt, M.D., M.P.H., FACSM, calls upon public health leaders to make physical activity education
and promotion an urgent priority given the COVID-19 pandemic. Sallis emphasizes the opportunity we have to use physical activity to improve the immune responses of older adults to the vaccine that will be widely delivered.
2. Staying Active During COVID-19
The pandemic presents
challenges to maintaining a physically active lifestyle. Yet for all of us, young and old, regular physical activity remains an important strategy for staying healthy! Compared to being sedentary, moderate-intensity physical activity is associated with better
immune function. Regular physical activity is also associated with lower levels of anxiety and perceived stress. ACSM Fellow and Past President, Liz Joy, M.D., M.P.H., shares her insights in this blog on how to stay active during this time.
3. EIM Research Learning Collaborative
Over the summer we started an EIM Research Learning Collaborative to bring together those who are interested in advancing the science that supports implementing the EIM initiative. The collaborative focuses on the dissemination, adoption and adaptation
of best practices for integrating physical activity into diverse health systems, creating systemic changes to promote physical activity as an integral part of patient care and population health.