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Resources to Get Communities Moving

Free, evidence-based health and physical activity resources and tools to help get individuals and communities moving.

News Article

Should you lift weights or do cardio to burn calories? (Medical News Today)

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) cites research suggesting that people should perform cardio before weight training to maintain workout intensity. However, this may not be applicable to every person. Therefore, an individual should consider discussing their personal fitness needs and goals with a trainer.

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7 Best Kettlebell Exercises to Include in Your Workout (Healthline)

A study sponsored by the American Council on Exercise reported that participants who completed an 8-week kettlebell training session saw noticeable improvements in their aerobic capacity.

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News Article

Body Fat Percentage: Charting Averages in Men and Women (Very Well Health)

According to the American Council on Exercise (ACE), a body fat range of 25% to 31% for women or 18% to 24% for men is typical for the average nonathlete.

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Research Study

Personalized, Community-based Exercise Programming: Translating Evidence Into Practice

New evidence shows how the ACE IFT? Model can be adapted to a community setting.

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Toolkit

Community walking toolkit

A free ACE guide, designed for individuals and community organizations to create and implement community walking programs.

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Research Study

Testing the Effectiveness of the ACE Mover Method?

Preliminary evidence shows that the ACE Mover Method is a successful strategy for facilitating behavior and lifestyle changes.

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Guide

Shared use guidelines

Information and tips to host classes or sessions at shared community locations such as public parks, community centers, school fields and more.

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Calculator

Physical Activity Calorie Counter

A quick and easy-to-use calculator to learn how many calories are burned during physical activity.

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