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Studying associations of sedentary behavior and physical activity with quality of life in colorectal cancer survivors Population ageing and increasing survival rates of colorectal cancer patients are leading to an increasing number of colorectal cancers survivors worldwide. Many of these individuals experience long-lasting side effects due to the cancer or its treatment, such as bowel problems or fatigue, which can severely impact their quality of life. Increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary behavior have been proposed as means to improve health and functioning of colorectal cancer survivors, but there is still a paucity of research on this topic. Consequently, there are no specific guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behavior…
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Being physically active on a daily basis improves a patients condition, reduces disease side effects and improves quality of life. For diabetes and COPD patients being more physically active is often difficult to achieve because of tightness of the chest or overwheight. A specially developed activity coaching tool for these patients and their care providers proofs to be highly effective. Patients that used the tool achieved an improvement of an additional 11 minutes physical activity on a daily basis. This is the conclusion of an evaluation study in 24 family doctors practices, on which Sanne van der Weegen and Renée Verwey hope to promote on 16 september at Maastricht University. The tool consists…
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