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Academics at Loughborough University have supported an online wellbeing platform, launched by Kidney Research UK, for patients at all stages of kidney disease. Aimed at improving physical and mental wellbeing in all kidney patients across the UK and internationally, Beam for Kidney Disease features live and on demand exercise classes, workshops and educational videos, as well as motivational and community support.
As part of the project, Professor Lettie Bishop, Professor of Exercise Immunology at Loughborough University, was asked to join the steering group for the development of Beam for Kidney Disease and to produce an educational video on ‘keeping moving to keep your immune cells happy’.
Professor Bishop explained: “We know that increasing activity levels has a multitude of benefits for people living with kidney disease. In-house kidney rehab programmes are amazing, but still aren’t commonly available in the UK and during the COVID-19 pandemic kidney patients have been asked to shield and so keeping active has become more difficult.
“When I was approached to get involved I could see the tremendous potential for Beam for Kidney Disease to provide a place for the kidney community to be able to keep moving and manage their physical and emotional wellbeing, while being given the chance to learn more about why activity is particularly beneficial for their condition.”
Posted on 24th July 2020