Journal article

Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) position statement on exercise and chronic kidney disease

Neil A Smart, Andrew D Williams, Itamar Levinger, Steve Selig, Erin Howden, Jeff S Coombes, Robert G Fassett

JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE IN SPORT | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2013

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is prevalent, affecting 13% of adult Australians and poses increased risk for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. This position article provides evidence-based guidelines on the role of exercise training for CKD patients and provides recommendations for prescribing and delivering exercise training. DESIGN: Position stand. METHODS: Synthesis of published work within the field of exercise training and chronic kidney disease. RESULTS: Exercise training likely to provide benefits to CKD patients, including improvements in cardio-respiratory fitness, quality of life, sympatho-adrenal activity, muscle strength and increased energy intake and possible re..

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