Staying active is a great way for chronic kidney disease patients to be healthy and reduce the risk of CKD complications. Cardio exercises are especially beneficial, as they also keep your heart strong.
Most cardio exercises are seen as low impact, meaning most CKD patients can participate in them regularly. Here we will discuss some exercises, they can help to reduce your blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease!
WalkingWalking helps to strengthen the heart so that it performs as it should. Burning calories while walking also helps to manage a healthy weight, which is essential to lower your risk for heart disease.
SwimmingAnother very gentle cardio exercise that promotes heart health is swimming. This is better for older patients or those with joint problems, as the water supports your body weight while you are active.
JoggingIf you are physically fit enough to take on jogging, it can help strengthen your heart and other muscles in your body. Make sure your doctor says it is okay for you to do something more strenuous such as jogging before you begin.
AerobicsIf you have access to local fitness classes, taking aerobics is a great way to get your heart pumping. Though these classes may be too intense for some, most instructors understand that not everyone is at the same fitness level.