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Antje Fink Wagner

Antje-Henriette Fink-Wagner is EFA’s Corporate Relations and Fundraising Manager. She is a PhD nutritionist and has worked for more than 20 years for pharmaceutical companies, mainly in respiratory issues. 

Physical activity, personal training or physiotherapy have become an important treatment complement for many diseases. In the case of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), patients who regularly exercise can stop or, at least, slow down the plunging spiral of inactivity resulting is muscle loss. Yet it is clearly not easy for COPD patients to force oneself to exercise every day. Motivating COPD patients is critical, but the most precious encouragement comes from a living example. COPD Move is a European motivation project aiming to encourage patients to live active lives and to get a healthier body and higher self-esteem.