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IMPROVING CANCER SURVIVORSHIPS: TARGETING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND INACTIVITY AT TEACHABLE MOMENTS
Journal of University of Malaya Medical Centre (JUMMEC) (2012)
  • Siew Yim Loh, Assoc Prof, University of Malaya
Abstract
This article presents a brief overview on the importance of adopting healthy behavior during and after the completion of primary cancer treatment. Increasing evidences are advocating physical activity engagement in cancer survivors due to its convincing beneficial outcomes. Today, outcomes from numerous trials confirmed the need to examine beyond physical activity engagement, into physical inactivity as an independent factor for cancer recurrences. Reducing cancer-risk related behaviors via increase physical activity and reduce inactivity is now receiving much attention in the field of cancer survivorship. Both realms of activity and inactivity are now acknowledged as influential independent factors contributing to better care in the field of cancer survivorship.
Keywords
  • cancer survivorship,
  • physical activity,
  • lifestyle redesign,
  • occupational ther
Publication Date
2012
Citation Information
Siew Yim Loh. "IMPROVING CANCER SURVIVORSHIPS: TARGETING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND INACTIVITY AT TEACHABLE MOMENTS" Journal of University of Malaya Medical Centre (JUMMEC) Vol. 15 Iss. (1) (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/siew_yim_loh/1/