The importance of being active

Regular exercise keeps your body and mind strong and healthy. Physical activity can improve depression and anxiety, sleep, weight management, blood sugar levels, blood pressure control, strength of your muscles and bones, blood circulation, and cholesterol levels.

Fitness Tips

Talk to your doctor about your routine. Depending on your health, they may recommend specific exercises or create a fitness program that suits your needs.

Do Things You Enjoy

Activities such as walking with friends and pets, yoga, swimming, and biking are fun activities and have a low impact on your joints. Even gardening can provide great exercise – it’s all movement and it all counts.

Stretch Your Muscles

Stretching helps warm up your muscles and circulate blood throughout your body. On days you don’t have time for cardiovascular exercise, stretching is a great way to take care of your body. You can even squeeze in gentle movements while watching TV.

Try Strength Training

Lifting weights a few times per week can increase muscle and reduce fat while lessening your risk of injury and promoting mobility.

Start Slow & Be Consistent

Regular exercise improves your health and well-being. Start slow to create healthy, sustainable habits. Consistency is key with any exercise. Even the small steps make a large impact when maintained overtime.

Visit the National Kidney Foundation’s website to learn more about the importance of exercise in managing your kidney disease.


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