How Walking Can Improve Kidney Health

Walking Your Way to Better Kidney Health

Adding physical activities such as walking to your daily routine has a host of health benefits — including keeping a healthy weight,getting a better night’s sleep and more. But did you know walking can have a positive impact on your kidney health too? Here is more information about how you can help support your kidney health by getting your steps in every day.

How Walking Boosts Kidney Health

Walking is an easy, low-impact way to keep active and healthy. Specifically relating to kidneys, walking can reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems. People living with kidney disease, especially when on dialysis, are more at risk of having heart-related issues. Walking helps to keep your whole body moving. It keeps your blood pumping throughout the organs in your body, which is good for many health conditions.

What Are the Other Benefits of Walking?

Besides reducing the risk of heart disease and increasing kidney health, going for a walk can also help with:

  • Memory improvement
  • Better moods
  • Stress reduction
  • Better quality of sleep
  • Increasing blood flow to the brain
  • Reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes

Certain kidney conditions may limit the types of physical activity you may be able to do.

So remember, before taking on a new physical exercise routine, first speak with your healthcare provider to determine the right form of activity for you.

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