Nutrition & Fitness

If you have chronic kidney disease, exercise, sleep and good nutrition will help you feel better. Here are some tips for eating healthy and staying fit.

Eat healthy

Following a nutritious diet will help you feel good and live well with kidney disease. Whether you’ve just been told you have chronic kidney disease, you’re on dialysis or have a kidney transplant, these guidelines will help you live a healthier life.

Learn more about how to eat healthy

Former patient Chuck Bowden received a transplanted kidney in 2020.

Stay fit

Being physically fit is an important part of having a healthy life. Even if you’ve never exercised before, starting now will improve your heart health, help your kidney function and give you a better night’s sleep.

Learn more about how to stay fit

Transplant recipient and former peritoneal dialysis patient Angela Pappas.

Ask the nutrition and fitness team

We’re there when you need us

For more information on eating healthy, activity and exercise, contact our nutrition and fitness department at or
call 206-720-3990.

Nutrition and fitness resources

Knowledge is power! Here are some helpful websites, interesting blogs and useful handouts for patients and health care professionals.

View our list of nutrition and fitness resources

Lacey Tygerson, a registered dietitian, speaks to patients at a free class.