Life/news introduces the Life/health body and mind program for ESKD patients at Life/2021 nephrology congress

Created on 03/08/2021 09:50

Join the movement specialists for our Life/health body and mind program

The Life/2021 nephrology congress in September is rapidly approaching and we are thrilled to share the latest news with you.


Joëlle Fixson
is a certified yoga teacher specialized in healthy movement and pain management. Joëlle draws from her own experience of living with fibromyalgia for over two decades to adapt her classes to best suit her students’ capabilities. She believes that yoga is for everyone and can help nearly anyone feel better, no matter their situation. 
Kim Saha
/United Kingdom
is a qualified physiotherapist and a certified pilates instructor. Kim has gathered a wealth of experience in helping people with injuries to release chronic pain thanks to her work in a physiotherapy clinic and by providing emergency medical care for the British Athletics Team. Having researched CKD, she is thrilled to use her great  expertise to help patients suffering from this disease.
Yoga and Pilates practice significantly benefit both body and mind
There is already clear scientific evidence that regular physical exercise not only protects against the onset of serious illnesses. It can also improve the well-being of people suffering from chronic diseases.
Yoga and Pilates encompass physical postures, breathing, meditation and relaxation techniques which are feasible even for physically limited patients. It is therefore not surprising to learn that Yoga can also improve the clinical picture of CKD, as shown in a 6-month long clinical trial.(1, 2)
Recognizing that kidney patients are keen to learn about suitable exercises they can do at home, the Life/2021 program includes a series of active breaks that will provide participants with information and practical demonstrations. Our body movement experts Joëlle Fixson and Kim Saha have developed special training sessions that can be adapted to the individual health conditions of CKD patients.
1) Pandey RK et al. 2017 Intern J of Yoga Vol. 10(1), pp. 3-8
2) Yurtkuran M et al. 2007 Compl Methods in Medicine Vol. 15(3), pp. 164-171

Life/2021 nephrology congress
September 15 - 18, 2021
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The Life/2021 congress 15/09/2021-18/09/2021 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 13 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). 
Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. 
Please note: An administrative CME certification handling fee of 15 EUR + VAT will be charged in order to receive a certificate of attendance for attending EACCME® accredited sessions.