Self-care for Kidney Health

Self-care for Kidney Health

Healthy eating and regular physical exercise can reduce your risk of getting chronic kidney disease (CKD) or keep it from getting worse. Here is what you need to know about nutrition and exercise to practice self-care for kidney health. 


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Take Charge of Your Health

Living a healthy lifestyle can help protect your kidney health and reduce your risk of developing other diseases. 

Start with these basic health strategies: 

  • Eat a balanced diet 
  • Keep fit and active 
  • Maintain blood glucose control 
  • Monitor your blood pressure 
  • Maintain a healthy weight 
  • Drink alcohol in moderation (or not at all) 
  • Maintain a healthy fluid intake 
  • Don’t smoke 
  • Don’t take over-the-counter medicine on a regular basis 
  • Keep a health journal to monitor your health

Basics of Good Nutrition

Eating Right for Kidney Disease

Be On the Move

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Real Tools for Real Change

Resources to increase your knowledge about healthy foods and exercise. 


Black K.A.R.E. Nutritional Series
Nutrition in Your Kitchen – Holiday cookout

Nutrition in Your Kitchen – Soul Food Sunday

Nutrition in Your Kitchen – Shopping in the neighbourhood