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bdav1965 posted:
Looking for tips.
Started trying to lose weight yesterday (3/24/14). Logging what I ate and will log ex3rcise. I am on the kidney transplant list and I am currently doing dialysis (peritoneal). The doctor saod that I should not lift weights as it could cause a hernia. What type of esercises can I do to help shed the pounds. ?I'm trying to lose 25-50.
brunosbud responded:
Walk. One step at a time. Start with just 10 minutes. Add tiny increases in both speed and duration, daily. Build your endurance and strength from the ground, up.

Walking manages stress and anxiety.
Walking strengthens your heart.
Walking reduces blood pressure.
Walking normalizes and stabilizes blood glucose.
Walking reduces triglycerides and increases HDL.
Walking enhances mood and outlook.
Walking sharpens focus and resolve.

If you notice, all of these benefits (of walking) will work to protect your kidneys (& your liver, brain, heart, lungs and immune system, too) while you wait for your "transplants".
Who knows, maybe if you walk far enough, your dr may conclude you won't need new ones, after all.

Forget "exercise" and forget about "losing 25-50"! Just buy a pedometer and start building the number of steps you take, everyday. I started over 10 years ago and during that time I've taken close to 50,000,000 steps! It's been a long, long time when I last thought about "exercise" or "losing weight". I was to busy walking, I guess...


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