ACSM Shareable Resources

by Fredrick Peters, Ph.D. and Grace T. DeSimone, B.A.

A slow, steady weight reduction of 1 to 2 lbs per week is

the recommended way to lose and sustain a healthy

weight. We are overwrought with misleading information

on weight loss and fitness programs that lead us to believe

exercise is grueling work and nutrition is deprivation. No

wonder we are amidst an obesity epidemic! People tend to believe

that eating healthy is expensive; but it doesn’t need to be.

According to research from the Harvard School of Public

Health, the healthiest diets only cost about $1.50 more per

day than the least healthy diets (1). To lose weight and maintain

weight, a simple, systematic, multifaceted approach is necessary:

attitude rewiring, physical preparation, and emotional control. Check out the article for more.

by James A. Peterson, Ph.D., FACSM

Ten Assumptions That


eat a healthy diet should not forego consuming carbs. In fact, quality

carbohydrate-rich foods, e.g., fruits, whole grains, and vegetables

(such as beans and peas), are a critical fuel source and the foundation

of healthy eating patterns. Check out the article for more.

by James A. Peterson, Ph.D., FACSM

ADVISE AND CONSENT. Arguably, most individuals need information

and feedback from knowledgeable sources, if they are to maximize

the benefits that they achieve from their exercise efforts. For many of

those people, the source of such assistance is certified personal

trainers, who are paid for their expertise and help. In that regard, a viable

alternative for individuals who don’t want or can’t afford such an expense is

the expansive array of personal training apps that are available.

by Grace T. DeSimone, B.A.

There are so many training opportunities offered in today’s

market; there are certainly one or two that will suit

your fitness needs and desires. Use this guide to help you

understand the push and pull of these trends and find your best fit