Regular exercise can lower the risk of kidney disease and also reduce blood pressure along with keeping your heart healthy.
Choose an activity that could be fun, keep you busy and most of all get the best results. Walking, running, cycling, and dancing are some of the common activities you can choose from.
Keep the levels of blood sugar low as diabetics are prone to develop kidney damage. The kidneys would need to work more in order to filter the blood.
Drink plenty of water and other fluids in order to stay hydrated and help to keep your kidneys healthy. Aim at drinking 8 glasses of water each day.
People who have the presence of stone in the kidney should remember to drink a little more water than normal since water helps in clearing sodium and toxins from your kidneys.
Quit smoking as it can damage the blood vessels of the body and in turn increases the risk of cancer as the kidneys are not able to filter efficiently.
Keep your blood pressure in check knowing that normal healthy blood pressure is 120/80. Readings beyond 139/89 are hypertensive which indicates that you need to change your lifestyle that includes food habits.
A healthy weight is utmost necessary for a healthy kidney. Obese and overweight people are the ones who are at risk of kidney damage.
Eating healthy means to have a diet low in sodium, processed foods (meat or cheese), instead eat fresh fruits and vegetables such as cauliflower, carrots, fish, blueberries, whole grains.
Keeping well hydrated is essential for the health of the kidney, but care has to be taken to maintain good fluid balance if suffering from kidney diseases. Drinking water late in the night could lead to disturbed sleep as well.
Get at least 8 hours of restful sleep. Create proper conditions to slow down as the evening progresses including dimming the lights, using mobile devices sparingly, switching off from work, spending quality time with family or reading a book.
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