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ACSM is fortunate to be the go-to source on sports medicine and exercise science for several national and international media outlets. You can find some of our most recent coverage below, or you can view archived articles.  

For Healthier Flying, Pack a Pair of Walking Shoes

by John Hanc | May 01, 2013

CHRISTOPHER BERGER, 42, an exercise physiologist and professor at the University of Indianapolis, has an uncommon view of airports and business travel.


Where some see frustration, anxiety and long lines, Dr. Berger sees opportunities to move and relieve stress. Where some see an interminable wait, he sees an invigorating walk.  


“What I try to promote with my interest in air travel is the simple fact that flying can be healthy,” Dr. Berger said. “Travel does not mean deconditioning. You’re stuck in a terminal for three hours, boo hoo, but you have a climate-controlled place where you can walk literally for miles at some airports if you want.”

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