October 25, 2014
Kidney Stones and Exercise
Wellness Tip

Kidney Stones and Exercise

by Berkeley Wellness  |  

To decrease the risk of kidney stones, step up the activity—even a little may help, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology of more than 84,000 postmenopausal women.

Compared to sedentary women, active women were 16 to 31 percent less likely to develop stones over an eight-year follow-up, with maximum effects seen at an activity level comparable to about three hours of moderate-paced walking, one hour of moderate jogging, or four hours of light gardening a week.

More Americans, especially women, have been developing kidney stones in recent years, probably because of increased rates of obesity.