Chronic Diseases, Exercise, and Physical Activity in Childhood: Off the Beaten Track

in Pediatric Exercise Science

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Tim TakkenUniversity Medical Center Utrecht

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The one million dollar question in our discipline might be how to get kids with chronic disease moving. Most of the current strategies are focused on children in our general population; However, children with disability are in desperate need of our attention since inactivity might be a bigger issue compared with their “healthy” peers. What we can learn (among others) from this year’s released Global Matrix on Physical Activity for Children and Youth (1), that many countries struggle to get their children moving. To get children with chronic disease or disability moving is even more challenging. In the current year, The Year That Was, I want to focus on two studies that might help us further on this topic.

The author is with the Child Development and Exercise Center, University Medica Center Utrecht, Netherlands.

Address author correspondence to Tim Takken at t.takken@umcutrecht.nl.
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