Time magazine: The Myth of Exercise

As featured in recent issues of Sports Medicine Bulletin, ACSM has taken action on a recent article in Time magazine that distorted the health benefits of exercise, especially as it pertains to weight loss. Our communications after the article was published elicited a strong response from members, and we appreciate your support, efforts and letters.

Your feedback as an ACSM member is key as we continue to shape communications regarding this article and the overall goal of increasing the importance of physical activity in numerous arenas. Weigh in by taking this short survey regarding the article and its messages.

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* 1. How accurate did you find the Time magazine article, "The Myth of Exercise"?

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* 2. What impact do you think the Time article will have on the public, if any?

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* 3. In your opinion, will the Time article have a lasting effect on the public's opinion of exercise?

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* 4. Did you take any action in response to the Time article?

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* 5. Do you feel that physical activity has been an adequate part of the nationwide health care reform discussion?

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* 6. Please leave any other feedback regarding the Time article and its potential impact on the public and the professional health community.

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