Bob Northam has some really great points about Dialysis and Exercise!
Some things in life are just not meant to co-exist.
A plaid jacket and striped dress shirt. (Okay, who’s been peeking in my wardrobe??)
Twinkies and mustard.
Democrats and Republicans in Congress.
Exercise and dialysis.
On that last one, let’s face it. Keeping up an exercise routine when you’re on dialysis is not easy. Forgetting about the time constraints of a dialysis lifestyle, the treatments themselves don’t exactly make us want to jump out of our chairs and assault the nearest elliptical machine.
On the one hand, I think all dialysis patients will acknowledge that it’s important for us to stay physically active. The benefits are well documented, and are especially imperative for people who have to be stationary in a chair for long periods of time.
On the other hand, dialysis treatments have a tendency to sap much of our strength and make us feel rotten to…
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yeah. just walk…I should do that. For those of us who have much less muscle mass than we should and even less energy (how many times have I been both sober and hung over?) than we want? Walking, even around the block helps. Don’t say that “a little bit won’t matter.” It does! Walk if you can!