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Mark Kelly, PhD

I am an exercise physiologist for the American Council on Exercise and serve in several capacities for them. I perform research and development new material for workshops, publications, articles, blogs, and training programs. I act as a technical expert in filming and exercise related matters, and also speak for ACE in workshops and conferences and serve on several committees for ACE.

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Exercise & Cancer

October 14, 2016

What do you think of when you hear the word "cancer"? Many people visualize a sickly person going through bout after bout of chemotherapy or radiation therapy, and the collateral damage that goes with that. While this may be the case with some aggressive cancers, it's not the "norm." A lot of people with cancer live active, happy lives, and others beat it altogether.

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Is Obesity Contagious?

June 16, 2014

We often hear about an “epidemic” of obesity. This past year, the American Medical Association deemed obesity a disease (AMA 2013). A lot of people have a hard time associating the term “disease” with obesity because body weight is within our control . . . or is it?

Obesity has many properties of diseases, including a genetic prevalence and associations with other diseases or conditions like diabetes, hypertension and certain cancers. Obesity causes losses of certain functions and creates pathological conditions that increase morbidity.

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