What kind of exercise is safe for people with kidney disease?

In the past, it was thought that people with kidney disease should avoid vigorous activity, but doctors now know that people who exercise are stronger and have more energy. With exercise, it becomes easier to get around, do necessary tasks and still have energy for other activities.

In addition to increased energy, other benefits from exercise may include:
  • improved muscle function
  • better blood pressure
  • improved muscle strength
  • lowered level of blood fats (cholesterol and triglycerides)
  • better sleep
  • better control of body weight
Before beginning any exercise program, be sure to check with your doctor.

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