Due to the prevalence of disease knowledge and some own reasons, most patients with chronic kidney disease lack exercise.
The latest Global Organization for Improving the Prognosis of Kidney Disease (KDIGO) guidelines explicitly state that patients with chronic kidney disease should exercise for at least 30 minutes five times a week in terms of life guidance for chronic kidney disease.
As we all know, exercise can make people energetic and can significantly enhance their physique.
However, you may not know that a significant proportion of patients with chronic kidney disease die prematurely due to lack of physical activity, ultimately leading to cardiovascular disease.
Recently, several studies have shown that increasing physical activity levels can delay the decline of renal function in patients with chronic kidney disease in the 3-4 stage (the stage where creatinine has increased, but not dialysis), which means that the time for dialysis will be delayed!
The intensity of exercise is generally measured by MET (metabolic equivalent), with 1MET=the energy expenditure of a person sitting quietly.
MET1-2 Low intensity activity/exercise. It's easy to chat with people while moving. Including: walking slowly, sitting at work, light housework such as making beds, washing dishes, cooking, etc.
MET3-6 Moderate intensity activity/exercise. It takes a bit of effort to speak to people while exercising. Including: fast walking, jogging, non competitive badminton, volleyball, basketball, dancing, cycling, table tennis, swimming, etc.
MET7-10 High intensity (intense) exercise. It is difficult to speak to people while exercising. Including: weight bearing cross country, fast running, basketball and volleyball competitions, football, swimming above medium speed, skiing, etc.
Low to moderate intensity exercise belongs to aerobic exercise and is very suitable. For patients with diabetes nephropathy, strength training (such as low-intensity weightlifting, squatting) and flexibility training should be combined with aerobic exercise every week.
However, there are always some people who are particularly afraid of exercise and feel that exercise can aggravate proteinuria and increase the burden on the kidneys. Even if there are scientific conclusions proving the many benefits of exercise, they are unwilling to believe it.
"I would rather lie weak or take so-called health products than let exercise, which has the least side effects, save my body.".