Activity (1-hour duration) Weight of person and calories burned 160 pounds 200 pounds 240 pounds Cardio, high impact 533 664 796 Cardio, low impact 365 455 545 Aerobics, water 402 501 600 Backpacking 511 637 763 Basketball game 584 728 872 Bicycling, < 10 mph, leisurely pace 292 364 436 Bowling 219 273 327 Canoeing… Read more »Continue Reading
Transplant Doctors Encourage Physical Activity Regular physical activity is necessary for transplant patients to become as healthy and physically fit as possible. Many studies have shown that exercising as soon as a few weeks after transplant surgery can improve cardiopulmonary function, as well as counteract some of the side effects of the immunosuppressive medications…. Read more »Continue Reading
Apr 14, 2017 Hall of Fame baseball player Rod Carew underwent heart and kidney transplants in December, receiving the organ donations from a former Baltimore Ravens tight end. Konrad Reuland died Dec. 12 at age 29 after suffering a brain aneurysm. His heart and kidney went to Carew, who was at the top of… Read more »Continue Reading
While I fight through depression and the constant fear of death, I have decided to share mine in the hopes of helping and supporting others. It hasn’t been easy. In exchange for keeping me alive, the medicine I take daily produces awful side effects. It’s a no win situation. No matter how healthy I eat or how much I work out, I still have to put these harsh drugs into my body. I’m scared of the long term effects. I wish I was fortunate enough to wake up everyday and not have to think about my health.