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Is Walking a Good Exercise for People with Kidney Disease

Provided by Expert Zhang Youkang on 2013-08-27 17:15

Is Walking a Good Exercise for People with Kidney DiseaseExercise is essential for people with kidney disease. A physical exercise program has positive benefits for their general health, including weight loss, improved muscle health, lower risk of heart disease, etc. While, is walking a suitable exercise for kidney disease patients?

Before making any changes, patients must talk to their doctors about what kind of level of physical activity is appropriate for them. In general, walking is a great way to begin due to the following reasons:

·A comfortable pair of shoes and commitment to the health is the only requirement.

·Walking belongs to low-impact exercise.

·Patients can walk outside or inside, at work or at home in any reason.

At work, people can take the stairs instead of the elevator, walk to a co-worker's office instead of calling or sending an email or walking during the break or lunch time.

Incorporate walking into the daily routine. If you are living in a neighbourhood with businesses that are close by, consider walking to the destination such as going to the store, shopping or buying a cup of coffee. Walking with a companion is an inexpensive social activity and can be a great way to catch up while doing something good for the body.


It is essential to stay hydrated while walking. When you exercise enough to sweat, it is necessary to replace fluids lost through perspiration. Consult the doctor about how much to drink during and after the workouts.

Walking is an ideal exercise to improve overall health and maintain an active lifestyle for people with kidney disease. You can enjoy many physical and psychological benefits of exercising.

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