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Exercise


Exercise is important for everyone, including those with kidney disease. Regular exercise has the following benefits for people with kidney disease:
 
  • Improved heart function
  • Better blood pressure control
  • Reduce the risk of diabetes
  • Helps to control blood sugar in those with diabetes
  • Improves muscle strength
  • Helps with anxiety and depression
  • Helps with weight management

Resources

ESRD Network 11's video Exercise, Live Well & Feel Better: Advice for Kidney Patients
NKF's Staying Fit with Kidney Disease and Diet, Nutrition, & Exercise resources
Life Options' Exercise: A Guide for People on Dialysis
Kidney Chef's Exercising with CKD or ESRD
Dialysis Patient Citizens' Get Your Sweat On: Exercising for Healthier Kidneys