The purpose of this Position Stand is to provide guidance to professionals who counsel and prescribe individualized exercise to apparently healthy adults of all ages. These recommendations also may apply to adults with certain chronic diseases or disabilities, when appropriately evaluated and advised by a health professional. This document supersedes the 1998 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Position Stand, “The Recommended Quantity and Quality of Exercise for Developing and Maintaining Cardiorespiratory and Muscular Fitness, and Flexibility in Healthy Adults.” The scientific evidence demonstrating the beneficial effects of exercise is indisputable, and the benefits of exercise far outweigh the risks in most adults. A program of regular exercise that includes cardiorespiratory, resistance, flexibility, and neuromotor exercise training beyond activities of daily living to improve and maintain physical fitness and health is essential for most adults. The ACSM recommends that most adults engage in moderate-intensity cardiorespiratory exercise training for ≥30 min·d
The Mission of Kent State University’s College of Public Health is to develop public health leaders and promote sustainable public health innovations in collaboration with community partners in northeast Ohio through teaching, research, and service.
The Vision of the College is to be a leader in promoting individual well-being and improving public health.
The College is fully accredited as a school of public health by the Council on Education for Public Health. It offers bachelor, masters, and doctoral degrees in a wide range of disciplines. Our faculty and students are engaged in innovative research designed to address some of today’s most important public health issues including substance abuse, active living, chronic disease, violence prevention, and effective management of public health organizations.
The College’s strategic plan is aligned with Kent State University’s priorities of
- Students First
- National Distinction
- Global Competitiveness
- Regional Impact
- Organizational Stewardship
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