Physical Activity

Physical Activity

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.

Programs and Resources

Renal Exercise Counselling Clinic

Consult with a kidney doctor to learn more about safe ways for you to incorporate more physical activity into your life.

Renal Exercise Counselling Clinic

Lean Keen Kidney Machines Program

Join a guided exercise and education program that connects you with experts and other people living with CKD or using dialysis.

Lean Keen Kidney Machines Program

Cycling On Dialysis

Gain the benefits of exercise during your dialysis treatment.

Cycling On Dialysis

If you live outside Winnipeg – check with your local health region for physical activity programming or look at the Get Better Together Online Program.