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Exercising Coach On Dialysis

Exercising As A Dialysis Patient "Living Your Best Life"

We all know that exercise is important in our daily lives, but we may not know why or what exercise can do for us.

It’s important to remember that we have evolved from nomadic ancestors who spent all their time moving around in search of food and shelter, traveling large distances on a daily basis. Our bodies are designed and have evolved to be regularly active.

In the same way that a sports car is designed to go fast, we are designed to move. If the sports car is taken out once a week for a 3 mile round trip through a town center then it would probably develop engine problems fairly quickly.

Over time people too develop problems if they sit down all day at a desk or in front of the TV and minimize the amount of exercise they do.

The Benefits of Exercise

There are many benefits of regular exercise and maintaining fitness and these include:

  • Exercise increases energy levels
  • Exercise improves both the strength and the efficiency of your cardiovascular system to get the oxygen and nutrients to your muscles. When your cardiovascular system works better everything seems easier and you have more energy for the fun stuff in life.
  • Exercise improves muscle strength
  • Staying active keeps muscles strong and joints, tendons and ligaments flexible, allowing you to move more easily and avoid injury. Strong muscles and ligaments reduce your risk of joint and lower back pain by keeping joints in proper alignment. They also improve coordination and balance.
  • Exercise can help you to maintain a healthy weight

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What are the best stretches to do before walking?

  • Hamstring and Ankle. Sit on the edge of a chair with your right leg extended, right heel on floor.
  • Calf Stretch. Stand up straight, holding on to a chair. ...
  • Groin Stretch. Stand with legs slightly wider than shoulder width and hold on to a chair. ...
  • Leg Swings.

Health benefits of walking

  • increased cardiovascular and pulmonary (heart and lung) fitness.
  • reduced risk of heart disease and stroke.
  • improved management of conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, joint and muscular pain or stiffness, and diabetes.
  • stronger bones and improved balance.

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