Exercise for Kidney Transplant Patients | Make your Transplant Last

Exercise for Kidney Transplant Patients | Make your Transplant Last

This video is about exercise for kidney transplant patients, and how to keep your transplant as long as possible. It’s part of a video series, so we have like five videos. If you have a kidney transplant, like I do,  this is really important stuff. So coming from the Journal of Renal Nutrition Volume 29, issue six, November, 2019, the associations of muscle Strike, Muscle mass and Adiposity with clinical outcomes and quality of life and prevalent kidney transplant recipients.

What does that mean? When you have a transplant, unfortunately part of the nature of the transplant and whatever issues may have going on, you tend to have a lower muscle mass. Lower muscle mass is not good for your quality of life, so something that you should be doing is exercising.

It is really, really important to exercise. If you have a transplant, it helps everything related to the transplant, so not just your quality of life, but keeping your transplant as long as possible. A very important aspect of making your transplant last, as well as maintaining your overall health is exercising. Exercise keeps your body strong and healthy, as well as combats some of the muscle weakness that a kidney transplant can cause.

Some people who have had a kidney transplant wonder if they are even able to exercise. The answer is yes. However, before beginning any exercise regime, be sure to check with your doctor. If you have not exercised in a while, it is okay to take it slow and start light. Here are some recommendations about what kind of exercise you should do with kidney disease or after having and healing from a kidney transplant.

Opt for continuous activity such as walking, swimming, bicycling, skiing, aerobic dancing or any other activities in which you need to move large muscle groups continuously. This will ensure a full body workout. Low-level strengthening exercises may also be beneficial as part of your program.