The Scientific Committee of European Medical Fitness (EMF) Congress 2016 certifies that the abstract "The prospective association between medical chronic conditions and top future trends in fitness credentials" was selected as one of the ten best submitted scientific papers.http://www.medicalfitnesscongress.com/en/
Thank you American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) for the coverage of my story into the new introductory document of the Exercise is Medicine (EIM) resources. It is a great honor to have been selected as an exercise professional who holds the EIM Credential and has been working systematically every single day with special populations and clients with chronic diseases bridging the gap between health care practitioners and certified fitness professionals.
As we get older we may come to realize that we don’t bounce back or recover as quickly from an injury, or that the ‘spring in our step’ is not there any longer. Regular exercise definitely has a lot to do with how fast we recover, how vital we feel, and how we perform all those daily tasks and recreational activities. Just like financial planning for retirement, planning for a strong healthy body that can pull us through old age, living independent with a high quality of life also takes planning. And we need to be SMART about it.