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Cristina González Castro

Cristina González Castro
INDEPENDENT RESEARCHER

PGCert APPLIED POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY AND COACHING PSYCHOLOGY / BSc RADIOTHERAPY & ONCOLOGY / BSc SPORT, HEALTH & EXERCISE SCIENCE

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Introduction
I am author, scientific disseminator and independent researcher. My experience working with cancer patients and survivors, has enriched me greatly both personally and professionally. I dedicate great effort to raise awareness about the importance of an active lifestyle with particular emphasis on cancer survivors.
Education
January 2019 - February 2020
University of East London
Field of study
  • Applied Positive Psychology
September 2008 - July 2011
St George's, University of London
Field of study
  • Radiotherapy & oncology
September 2005 - July 2008
St Mary´s University College / University of Surrey
Field of study
  • Sport, Health and Exercise Science

Publications

Publications (19)
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González Castro, C. (2020) “Marcha nórdica orientada a la salud” en R. Teva Guillén y M. García Tascón (Eds.), Innovación y nuevas tendencias en el ámbito de la educación física (1ª ed., pp 80-91) Wanceulen S.L.
Book
Divulgación / promoción de la salud / psicología positiva__________ Boook. Spanish language. Positive Psychology. Health Promotion.
Book
Ejercicios de respiración y atención plena_______ Book. Spanish language. Breathing and awareness exercises.
Conference Paper
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Simple prescription model to implement PE as part of the rehabilitation process in cancer care. The goal is to pursue changes in the current behavioural habits of cancer survivors encouraging them to seek a healthier lifestyle and therefore improve their quality of life. Our hypothesis is that Nordic Walking may meet the conditions to overcome barr...
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Extracto del prólogo: “Es un libro orientado hacia las personas que han sido pacientes de cáncer y se encuentran en una fase de recuperación de su normalidad. También para familiares y personas interesadas en el ejercicio físico como parte integrante de una vida saludable. Como oncólogo, puedo decir que, desde hace años, veo la necesidad de que...
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El manual pretende acercar al público general los principios básicos para una práctica efectiva y segura al tiempo que expone de manera muy visual algunos de los errores más comunes cometidos por practicantes de esta disciplina. El objetivo es el de crear conciencia acerca de la importancia de observar una técnica correcta durante la ejecución prác...
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The purpose of this manual is to bring to the general public the basic principles for an effective and safe practice. At the same time, it shows in a very visual way some of the most common mistakes made by nordic walkers. The goal is to raise awareness on the importance of observing a correct technique during Nordic Walking practice.
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[Purpose] The aims of this study were to verify the effects on upper limb circumferences and total body extracellular water of 10 weeks of Nordic Walking (NW) and Walking (W), both alone and combined with a series of exercises created for breast cancer survivors, the ISA method. [Subjects and Methods] Twenty breast cancer survivors were randomly as...
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Asoc. para la promoción de la salud Ipar Izarra Nordic Walking Bilbao (Spain) www.nwbilbao.com / Tel. +34 693354161 / cg-castro@hotmail.com
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There is evidence that physical exercise can improve symptoms in cancer patients and survivors, particularly cancer related fatigue (CRF). Nordic Walking (NW) is an innovative physical exercise with physiological and psychological benefits when compared to normal walking. The present article presents NW as an alternative therapeutic treatment for C...
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Lymphoedema is a common complication of breast cancer therapy. Physical exercise is known to improve the quality of life of these patients; however, adherence to exercise programs is poor. There is a need for a social-healthcare intervention model to address this problem. Owing to its versatility, Nordic Walking is shown to be an ideal physical exe...
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González Castro, C. (2013) Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy, 18(S366). Abstract from poster session at the XVII Congreso Nacional de la Sociedad Española de Oncología Radioterápica (Vigo).
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Nordic Walking is a physical activity with several advantages over other types of aerobic exercise and has been proposed as an appropriate intervention in the management of both primary and secondary lymphoedema. It is a viable intervention to implement from a social-healthcare setting, however, there is a need for further research to determine gen...

Projects

Project (1)
Project
The goal of the project is to furnish a simple tool, helping in the scoring of the IPAQ short-form, and giving a simple report, furnishing suggestions according to the current literature.