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Vol. 48. Issue 179.
Pages 97-101 (July - September 2013)
Vol. 48. Issue 179.
Pages 97-101 (July - September 2013)
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Nordic Walking as a physical exercise to be prescribed in patients with lymphoedema secondary to breast cancer
Cristina González Castroa
a Asociación sin ánimo de lucro para la Promoción de la Salud Ipar Izarra Nordic Walking Bilbao, Bilbao, España
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Lymphoedema is a common complication of breast cancer therapy. Physical exercise is known to improve the quality of life of these patients; however, adherence to exercise programs is poor. There is a need for a social-healthcare intervention model to address this problem. Owing to its versatility, Nordic Walking is shown to be an ideal physical exercise to be used in this context.

Physical exercise
Nordic walking
Apunts Sports Medicine
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