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Vol. 48. Issue 179.
Pages 97-101 (July - September 2013)
DOI: 10.1016/j.apunts.2012.07.002
El Nordic Walking como ejercicio físico a prescribir en pacientes afectados de linfedema secundario al cáncer de mama
Nordic Walking as a physical exercise to be prescribed in patients with lymphoedema secondary to breast cancer
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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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El linfedema es una complicación frecuente del tratamiento para el cáncer de mama. Está demostrado que el ejercicio físico mejora sensiblemente la calidad de vida de estas pacientes, sin embargo la adhesión a los programas de ejercicio es escasa. Es necesario un modelo asistencial sociosanitario que aborde este problema. Gracias a su versatilidad, el Nordic Walking se perfila como una actividad física ideal para ser utilizada en este contexto.

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Linfedema
Ejercicio físico
Nordic walking
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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.

Keywords:
Lymphoedema
Physical exercise
Nordic walking

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