Some great news for kidney disease sufferers with diabetes. A new study has identified yet another benefit of moderate exercise and it is directly linked to helping those with diabetes and chronic kidney disease feel healthier. According to the Finnish Diabetic Nephropathy Study, mortality rates for those with chronic kidney disease and type 1 diabetes were greatly reduced from a higher level of physical activity.
Some of the best and easiest ways to get more exercise when struggling with chronic kidney disease are walking and yoga.
If either of these is not an option for you, chair yoga is a less rigorous form of gentle yoga movement which can still proffer benefits for those struggling with kidney disease. Cycling via portable exercise bike is ideal for dialysis recipients as you can do it while seated.
No matter which form you choose, the most important thing is that there is some form of consistent exercise, the activity itself doesn’t matter and should be as fun and easy as possible.