The effects of childhood cancer on nutrition and physical activity will be different for each survivor. There are many factors that can influence the ability to be physically active; however, childhood cancer and its treatment should not be an excuse for not eating a healthy diet or being physically active.
The American Cancer Society recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate exercise or at least 75 minutes of vigorous exercise a week. For children and adolescents, it is recommended that they get 60 minutes of moderate or vigorous activity each day.
Survivors with special needs can take part in most activities, but help from an occupational or physical therapist may be needed to tailor the activity for success.