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Childhood Cancer: Exercise Safety Tips

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Physical activity is essential for any child, but what is safe if my child has cancer?

 

by Nicole Culos-Reed, PhD 1 and Carolina Chamorro Vina, PhD 2

1 Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary; Adjunct Professor, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary; Researcher, Psychosocial Resources, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary Alberta

2Adjunct Assistant Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary

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Exercise in Childhood Cancer: The Role of Education and Programming

kids_exercisingby Amanda J. Wurz1, Carolina Chamorro-Vina1, and S. Nicole Culos-Reed S.N1, 2,3

1. Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada.

2. Department of Psychosocial Resources, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Cancer Care, Alberta Health Services, Calgary, AB, Canada.

3. Department of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada.

 

 

 

Physical Activity (PA): any bodily movement that uses energy (over and above resting levels).

Exercise: is a form of PA that is performed in one’s discretionary time on a repeated basis over an extended period of time, with the intention of improving fitness or health.

Exercise and PA are often used interchangeably. For the purpose of this article, we will use PA exclusively.

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