Exercise Guidelines for CKD Patients
What Types of Exercises Are Best?
How Much Should I Exercise?
How Can I Stay Safe While Exercising?
- ♦Muscle cramps or joint pain
- ♦Nausea or vomiting
- ♦Pain in the upper part of your body including your face and jaw
- ♦Problems seeing, speaking, or trouble swallowing
- ♦Shortness of breath that is not normal
- ♦Sudden headache, dizziness, or a feeling of lightheadedness
- ♦Sudden weakness in your arms or legs
Exercise Ideas for Aerobic, Strength and Flexibility Workouts
- 1.Begin by walking at a slow but steady pace for 10 minutes 5 days a week.
- 2.Once comfortable with the walking 10 minutes daily, then increase to 20 minutes every other day at a brisk pace.
- 3.At 1 month, increase your time to 30 minutes every other day.
- 4.Then, after 1 month, walk 30 minutes 5 times a week.At this point, you will be walking long enough and with the right amount of effort to gain the benefits of exercise and improve your health.
- 1.Stand straight with your hands on a counter or rail for support. Slowly raise your heels up off the floor and count to two.
- 2.Then lower your heels back down to the floor. Repeat 8 to 12 times.
- 1.Sit in a chair where your back is straight and your knees are bent and feet are flat on the floor. Lift and straighten your right leg and hold for a few seconds. Lower your right leg to the starting position.
- 2.Repeat using your left leg. Perform exercise 8 to 12 times with each leg.
- 1.While standing or sitting, move the top of your right shoulder forward in a circular motion for 15 to 30 seconds.
- 2.Repeat with your left shoulder.
- 1.While lying on your back, bend your right leg and keep your left leg straight.
- 2.With both your hands placed behind your right leg, pull your thigh toward your chest and hold for 15 to 30 seconds.
- 3.Repeat with your left leg.
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