Getting and staying active helps you feel better
Speak to your doctor before beginning any exercise program; then get moving! A healthy diet will help in making exercise more productive and enjoyable. So, before you make an exercise plan and map your progress, explore some of the exciting foods in our Recipe Center. Try the exercises on this site and check out the Simply Fit videos to see how these exercises are right for dialysis patients. There's something for everyone, whether you are a beginner or if you are already on your way to fitness. Everyone can do something. Begin today!
It’s easy to fit in fitness with simple exercises that increase your endurance, strength and flexibility.
Champions in Motion
Get to know the FMCNA Champions in Motion, people on dialysis who have made the commitment to fitness.
Simply Fit Videos
Our Simply Fit videos show you how to do exercises that are right for dialysis patients.
Get Moving. Staying Active.
Research shows that regular exercise can improve your general health and quality of life. Exercise can help:
- Keep joints working
- Keep muscles, including your heart, strong
- Improve your circulation
- Help you to breathe properly
- Improve digestion and sleep
Talk to your healthcare team about exercise that will help keep you healthy. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Try to take a gentle 15-minute walk every day
- Try yoga
- Take the stairs instead of the elevator
- Walk, don’t ride—get off of the bus or train a stop or two early and walk the rest of the way
- Play golf