1 2 3 Getty Images It seems that many of us are intimidated by the idea of joining a gym orslogging round the park for an hour. Many of us also complain that we dont have the time to fit an exercise regime into our busy daily schedules. Happily, there are ways to add exercise to your day that dont really feel like, well, exercise. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Less is more The first change to make is a psychological one.
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Kidney Disease Patients Can Benefit From Exercise: Study
According to the new study, a structured exercise and lifestyle program can improve kidney patients’ fitness, body composition and heart health, and this type of regimen can be offered to kidney disease patients with other co-existing medical conditions. The program included 150 minutes a week of moderate intensity exercise and group counseling about behavior and lifestyle changes. A health care team including a kidney specialist, a nurse practitioner, an exercise physiologist, a dietitian, a diabetes nurse and a psychologist were involved in helping the patients keep on track, the researchers explained in a news release from the American Society of Nephrology. WEIGH IN: Ask your fitness questions A total of 83 patients with chronic kidney disease were randomly assigned to either take part in the program or receive usual care. When the study began, only 45 percent of the participants were able to meet the exercise capacity expected for their age group. Patients who took part in the exercise program for one year showed an 11 percent increase in their maximal aerobic capacity, while those in the usual care group had a 1 percent decrease.
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Exercise Effective and Safe in Patients with Moderate Kidney Disease
Exercise can be safe in patients with kidney disease even if they have various other medical problems. 60 million people globally have chronic kidney disease. Newswise Washington, DC (August 22, 2013) A structured exercise and lifestyle program can improve fitness, body composition, and heart function in patients with kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). The findings suggest that patients with kidney disease can benefit from greater physical activity and can do so safely even though they may have other medical problems.
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