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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Indoor Exercise Suitable for People with Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-03-18 14:40

Indoor Exercise Suitable for People with Polycystic Kidney Disease  As important part of the whole treatment, moderate exercise is always recommended for people with Polycystic Kidney Disease. However, in the cold weather, they prefer indoor exercise rather than outside exercise. This is why we introduce some indoor exercise suitable for people with Polycystic Kidney Disease today.

Why is exercise so important for people with PKD?

The reason is that moderate exercise can promote a healthier lifestyle, help lower high blood pressure and make your heart stronger. In addition, there are many other benefits:

1. Improve digestion

2. Improve sleeping quality

3. Relieve stress

4. Decrease risk for heart disease

5. Lower blood pressure and blood sugar

6. Increase energy level

Indoor exercise suitable for people with Polycystic Kidney Disease

◆ Calisthenics

Calisthenics can be done in your home and they are designed to help enhance the body’s flexibility by using patients’ own weight for resistant. This kind of exercise doesn’t need any equipment. You can learn it on TV or from a teacher.

◆ Qigong

Qigong, a traditional Chinese exercise, has a benefit in reducing patients’ stress and improving their immunity. In recent years, more and more patients with PKD begin to learn Qigong. You can learn it through watching some videos.

◆ Indoor stretching

Stretching helps warm up the muscles that you plan to work out by improving the blood circulation in your body. In addition, one of its biggest benefits is that you can do it anywhere and don’t need special workout equipment.

If you are suffering from PKD and looking for indoor exercise suitable for people with Polycystic Kidney Disease, you can try the above exercise. However, if you have urinary tract infections or blood urine, you had better have a good bed rest.

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