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Exercise Can Up Energy Levels for Those With Kidney Disease

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If you have chronic kidney disease, boost your energy levels with exercise. British researchers enrolled 36 middle-aged people with kidney disease (a quarter had type 2 diabetes) in a supervised exercise program. Half did aerobic exercise, such as walking and cycling, for 30 minutes three times a week. The others followed a similar plan but, twice weekly, replaced 10 minutes of aerobics with strength-building leg exercises. After 12 weeks, fatigue dropped by 12 to 16 percent in both groups (those who did the leg exercises saw slightly greater, but not statistically significant, improvements). The lesson: Talk to your doctor about how you can safely make exercise a regular routine.
Source: Clinical Kidney Journal, Aug. 13, 2018



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