World Kidney Day 2011

World Kidney Day 2011
You may remember my post from last year on World Kidney Day 2010. It was one of my first personal (non review/giveaway) posts on Laughing Lindsay. Since it is something that is close to my heart, I felt the need to share it with you again.

Today (March 10th) is World Kidney Day! Below is a short PSA for World Kidney Day.

I thought it was cute. Also, in case you were wondering what you could do to reduce your risk of kidney disease and heart disease, here are some tips to help you.

Healthy lifestyle choices can help to improve your overall health and thereby lower your risk of kidney disease and heart disease. The
following healthy lifestyle choices are a great way to start:
• Don’t smoke! If you smoke, quitting now is the most important
step you can take for your heart health!
• Maintain a healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar
levels.
• Maintain a healthy weight. Check with your doctor to learn more
about body mass index and to find out what’s right for you.
• Eat a healthy diet. Avoid saturated fats and excess salt.
• Drink plenty of water and fluids to keep hydrated, but only drink
alcohol in moderation.
• Try to get 30 mins of exercise, 4 to 5 times a week. Just a half-hour
of walking each day will make a big difference!

Just curious, have any of you been affected by kidney disease or failure? What do you do to try to prevent kidney/heart disease?

Comments

  1. Yes, our family has been affected. When I was 18, my 5 year old sister found out she had juvenile diabetes. Now, years later I am taking my last test (8 different ones so far) to make sure we are a match for a kidney transplant.

  2. michelle r. says:

    Thank you for sharing. I had no idea our kidneys had a day. Im going to talk to my kids today about em.

  3. I had no idea kidneys had a day either. I’ve had kidney stones removed twice so I’m not all that happy with mine. LOL

  4. As far as I know kidney disease is one of the few that haven’t touched wither side of our family.

  5. Andrea - The Greenbacks Gal says:

    Both my daughters were born with reflux – which had the potential to damage their kidneys. I’m a fluid pusher.

  6. pammypam says:

    wow. something so little can be so important. diabetes runs in the fam so i know how important the kidneys can be.

  7. Thanks so much for this informative post, Lindsay! Thanks goodness we don’t have kidney disease in our family.

  8. No kidney disease in our family but diabetes runs deep. Thanks for sharing, I didn’t know kidneys had a day either.

  9. Diabetes is a big deal in my family. Kidneys are so important. Great post!

  10. I’ll have to try to remember this for my health blog next year. It is so important.

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