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Compendium of physical activities: an update of activity codes and MET intensities.
We provide an updated version of the Compendium of Physical Activities, a coding scheme that classifies specific physical activity (PA) by rate of energy expenditure. It was developed to enhance the
American College of Sports Medicine roundtable on exercise guidelines for cancer survivors.
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The roundtable concluded that exercise training is safe during and after cancer treatments and results in improvements in physical functioning, quality of life, and cancer-related fatigue in several cancer survivor groups, sufficient for the recommendation that cancer survivors follow the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.
An update of controlled physical activity trials in cancer survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis
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Current evidence suggests many health benefits from physical activity during and post cancer treatments, and with few exceptions, exercise was well tolerated during and pre and post treatment without adverse events.
Defining accelerometer thresholds for activity intensities in adolescent girls.
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The developed equation and these activity thresholds can be used for prediction of MET score from accelerometer counts and participation in various intensities of physical activity in adolescent girls.
Safety and Efficacy of Weight Training in Recent Breast Cancer Survivors to Alter Body Composition, Insulin, and Insulin-Like Growth Factor Axis Proteins
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Twice-weekly weight training is a safe exercise program for recent breast cancer survivors that may result in increased muscle mass, as well as decreased body fat % and IGF-II.
Controlled Physical Activity Trials in Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
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Physical activity improves cardiorespiratory fitness during and after cancer treatment, symptoms and physiologic effects during treatment, and vigor posttreatment.
Weight lifting in women with breast-cancer-related lymphedema.
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Slow progressive weight lifting had no significant effect on limb swelling and resulted in a decreased incidence of exacerbations of lymphedema, reduced symptoms, and increased strength in breast-cancer survivors with stable lyMPhedema.
Changes in inflammatory biomarkers following one-year of moderate resistance training in overweight women
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It is demonstrated that moderate-intensity RT significantly results in modest improvements of inflammatory markers without affecting cell adhesion molecules in overweight women.
Psychosocial correlates of physical activity and sedentary leisure habits in young adolescents: the Teens Eating for Energy and Nutrition at School study.
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Determinants of PA and SLH appear to differ from each other, particularly in boys, and development of effective programs to increase PA and/or decrease SLH in young adolescents should be based on a clear understanding of the determinants of these behaviors.
Exercise Guidelines for Cancer Survivors: Consensus Statement from International Multidisciplinary Roundtable
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Enough evidence was available to conclude that specific doses of aerobic, combined aerobic plus resistance training, and/or resistance training could improve common cancer-related health outcomes, including anxiety, depressive symptoms, fatigue, physical functioning, and health-related quality of life.
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