10 Common Habits That Can Damage Your Kidneys

Kidneys play a crucial role in keeping your body healthy — they help produce red blood cells, regulate blood pressure, detoxify your internal organs, eliminate excess water, and control the levels of all essential minerals contained in your blood. That’s why it’s really important to reduce your risk of getting kidney disease by breaking certain bad habits and replacing them with good ones.

Bright Side made a list of the most common habits that canseriously harm your kidneys.

10. Chronic sitting

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Regular physical activity is often associated withimproved blood pressure and normal glucose metabolism that are both important factors in maintaining kidney health. Sitting for long periods of time without moving may increase your risk of kidney disease by 30%.

If youspend more than 8 hours a day in your chair at work, try to lead an active lifestyle at home — exercise at least 2-3 times a week and don’t miss a chance to walk around the neighborhood.

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