Fitness and Wellness

Exercise is essential to keeping our bodies and minds healthy. Maintaining an active lifestyle is particularly important for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) – it is key to having more energy to do daily activities. Unfortunately people with CKD often become less active.

The benefits of staying active:

  • improved energy, mood & quality of life
  • improved muscle strength & endurance
  • increased exercise tolerance
  • improved flexibility

Exercise has been shown to improve:

  • blood pressure
  • bone density and strength
  • blood sugar levels
  • quality of dialysis

Check with your doctor before beginning a new exercise regimen. Your doctor might be able to point you to resources in your area and health-care facility. Read about our exercise programs by clicking on the links to the right.