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How can children, teens and adults with mitochondrial disease EXERCISE, especially if fatigue and exercise intolerance are hallmark symptoms of the disease?

Metabolic Nurse Educator, Margaret O’Riley, from Vancouver, British Columbia shares about the research – and practical solutions – surrounding exercise and mitochondrial disease.

This discussion will dig into questions that are relevant to children, teens and adult patients, such as:

  • Why or why not should my child or I exercise?
  • How?
  • What does the research say?
  • What type of exercise is best?

About the Speaker

Margaret is a registered nurse who has been practicing for 18 years.  11 of those years have been spent at the Adult Metabolic Diseases Clinic at Vancouver General Hospital where she focuses her practice on working with adults with mitochondrial disease.  Through the years, Margaret has learned a great deal about living with mitochondrial disease from the patients she works with.  She is passionate about her work and about supporting this population.  Her other passion is her 3 little boys, ages 2, 5 and 7.

Date: 11/05/2010
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