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Endorsed Papers/Statements

ACSM Endorses American Heart Association Statement

ACSM is pleased to endorse the American Heart Association's 2003 scientific statement, "Exercise and Physical Activity in the Prevention and Treatment of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease."

The evidence in the paper supports the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and ACSM that individuals should engage in 30 minutes or more of moderate-intensity physical activity on most (preferably all) days of the week. The statement is from the AHA's Council on Clinical Cardiology (Subcommittee on Exercise Rehabilitation and Prevention) and the AHA's Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism (Subcommittee on Physical Activity).

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