No matter who you are, staying active is an important part living a longer and healthier life. Regular exercise helps you:
Plus, there are many ways to stay active. From sitting stretches, gardening, walking, swimming, to long distance running, there’s an activity that’s just right for you.
Start by talking to your kidney doctor. He or she can help you find the right type of activity for your physical condition, age, and living situation.
Making exercise a healthy habit
The Satellite Healthcare research team developed an innovative program for those on PD. People on PD were trained by an exercise physiologist at their monthly center appointment and then continued exercise at home on their own.
Deep, persistent laughter is one small way to keep active. Satellite developed a laughter program for dialysis centers. This video gives you more information on the program plus walks you through the top ten laughter exercises. Get ready to get a little silly and laugh. Video available in Spanish.