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Exercise for People with Kidney Disease


2012-09-13 09:10

Exercise for People with Kidney DiseaseIf you are diagnosed with Kidney Disease, you should talk to your doctor about starting an exercise program. Depending on your current physical condition and medical history, your doctor will recommend an exercise program suited for you. Developing and sticking to an exercise program can help you in the following areas:

* Improve your physical condition;

* Benefit the control of blood pressure and reduce the risk of coronary artery disease.

* Better control of body weight.

* Improve emotional well-being.

* Lower levels of cholesterol and triglycerides to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

* Improve your ability to sleep. As tension in your body diminishes and you begins to relax, you will go to sleep much quicker and sleep more soundly.

* Slow down Kidney Disease progression and postpone the approaching of Renal Failure

Depending on your current physical condition, the following exercise types will be recommended to you.

Aerobic exercise

Regular aerobic activity like walking, swimming, bicycling, jogging, dancing etc is the best type of exercise to help Kidney Disease. It can bring you the following benefits:

* Improve immunity.

* Better control of body weight.

* Lower blood pressure and the workload of the heart.

* Reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Skill-based exercise

It aims at improving coordination, balance, flexibility, speed, etc. Generally, skill-based exercise is not suggested to you. However, it is not entirely useless. Proper exercise can keep muscles the slender and the toned as well as prevent damage to the muscles.

Resistance exercise

Resistance exercise can increase your muscle strength and endurance. It is not considered a prime exercise to help Kidney Disease, but it is important in maintaining a strong and erect posture. Apart from increasing muscular strength, it can help maintain the bone density to reduce the risk of bone diseases. Simple push-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups, and squats are good forms of resistance exercises.

No matter what stage of Kidney Disease you're in, exercise is important for your overall health. However, you should consult your doctor before you start any exercise. As exercise may consume you some energy, you should increase nutrient supplement properly.



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