Benefits of Exercise
Evidence shows that regular physical activity is highly positive for transplant patients – having beneficial effects for all aspects of your quality of life and yet many people in the transplant community are still not fully aware of the enormous benefits that regular physical activity can have for your health pre and post-transplant. Transplant survival rates are higher than ever before as adopting a physically active lifestyle tends to help the organ work better and longer. The benefits of exercise are only starting to be appreciated and most clinical practice guidelines now recommend exercise as standard care for solid organ transplant recipients, however, most recipients don’t know when, where or how to begin their journey back to life.
As a global sports Federation that promotes sports for all, the World Transplant Games Federation aims to raise awareness and educate the transplant community on the benefits of physical activity and break down the barriers to exercise.
Our goal is to assist all recipients, regardless of age or fitness levels, to get Refit and make the most out of their second chance at a healthy, happy life.