Regular physical activity can help people to live well with kidney disease, yet the promotion, funding, level of interest, and general support of physical activity remains poor. Novel high-quality approaches to increase physical activity must be considered, and practical means of scaling up effective interventions at the population level are required.
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Wilkinson, T.J., Smith, A.C. Physical activity and living well with kidney disease. Nat Rev Nephrol 17, 145–146 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41581-021-00398-3
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