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Physical activity recommendations for children and adolescents with chronic disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19005359     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Youth with low physical activity and fitness levels and high body fat levels are more likely to develop additional risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as elevated blood pressure and serum cholesterol levels. Participation in daily physical activity can reduce body fat, encourage weight loss, and improve aerobic fitness in youth without disabilities. Recent research involving youth with cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, cystic fibrosis, asthma, diabetes, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and hemophilia suggest positive effects of exercise therapy upon the aerobic capacity, functional ability, and quality of life of children and adolescents with disabilities and chronic diseases. Strategies exist for introducing exercise as a lifelong intervention in pediatric populations with chronic diseases.
Authors:
Patrick J Morris
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current sports medicine reports     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1537-8918     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Publication Date:    2008 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-13     Completed Date:  2009-02-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101134380     Medline TA:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  353-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Family Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0341, USA. morri070@umn.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Activities of Daily Living*
Chronic Disease / rehabilitation*
Exercise Therapy / methods*
Humans
Motor Activity*
Practice Guidelines as Topic*
United States

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