The importance of exercise in the lives of Dialysis Patients

Do not begin an exercise program without the consent of your doctor.

  • People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have an increased risk of developing heart disease or stroke….
  • There is 20% to 35% lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease if you are active…
  • Regular physical activity (aerobic, muscle strengthening, flexibility) gives you more energy and builds confidence…
  • Most dialysis patients believe they cannot exercise. The truth is, most dialysis patients CAN exercise…People on dialysis or those at any stage of chronic kidney disease, exercise is highly recommended…DaVita
  • Exercise can help kidney disease patients reclaim the ability to perform activities that were enjoyed prior to being diagnosed…work, household chores, healthy sex life…DaVita
  • …a regular exercise program, however limited..improves overall quality of life for people on dialysis…DaVita
  • Physical Fitness is very important…exercise keeps your body strong and healthy…National Kidney Foundation

The Benefits of Exercising By The National Kidney Foundation

  • More energy
  • Greater muscle strength
  • Improved muscle physical functioning
  • Better blood pressure control
  • Lowered level of blood fats (cholesterol and triglycerides)
  • Better sleep
  • Better control of body weight (weight loss)