BALANCE stands for:
Balance And Learning About Nutrition, Change & Exercise.
BALANCE is a lifestyle management programme aimed at empowering people with kidney disease, kidney transplant recipients and donors to make positive and lasting changes to achieve a healthy weight and improve their physical and mental fitness.
Your surgeon / specialist nurse may advise reducing your weight and / or increasing your fitness before surgery.
Before a kidney transplant or kidney donation surgery we can:
If you have received a transplant, it can be hard to maintain a healthy weight, diet, lifestyle or level of fitness. It is very important for the lifespan of your new kidney to be in the best health.
After a kidney transplant or kidney donation surgery we can:
When you are making decisions on dialysis modality, there are some options where a healthy weight and good fitness / strength are particularly important. Whilst making these choices BALANCE can help you to work toward the type of dialysis you would prefer by improving general health, weight and fitness.
We aim to support your wellbeing throughout your journey.
A once weekly 9 week programme running either online via Zoom, or face to face in community settings such as Leisure Centres.
We encourage kidney patients to explore Kidney Beam, a free resource of online exercise for people living with kidney disease. Please click here to find out more.
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