Sunday, August 21, 2016

Astellas and World Transplant Games Federation Announce Launch of Fit for Life! to Promote Physical Activity in Transplant Recipients Worldwide


HONG KONG, Aug. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, "Astellas") and the World Transplant Games Federation (WTGF) today announced the launch of Fit for Life!, a global program to help transplant recipients live full and active lives through ongoing physical activity and participation in organized sports. The announcement was made at the 26th International Congress of The Transplantation Society in Hong Kong. As a longtime supporter of the transplantation community, including world and local country transplant games, Astellas has expanded its collaboration with WTGF through this program to help evolve the WTGF's physical activity focused programming to include providing transplant and organ donation communities resources, research and advice regarding nutrition and physical activity post-transplant.

A healthy lifestyle is important for everyone, but it's especially important after an organ transplant as poor lifestyle habits can increase the risk of organ rejection.1Additionally, studies have shown that those who are obese may have more health problems after a transplant than someone who weighs less.2 For example, the long term success of a kidney transplant depends on several factors including proper diet, exercise, and weight loss, if needed. Continue reading
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