Exercise & Move Regularly
The only way to meaningfully increase muscle strength and overall endurance is to exercise and move more regularly. Following a successful transplant, the adoption of a program to regain strength and endurance should be gradual, and consistent with clear and achievable goals from the outset.
Healthy Balanced Lifestyle
The immunosuppression medications required after organ transplant place recipients at higher risk for developing obesity, diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. Thus, the need for adoption of a healthy balanced lifestyle that includes regular exercise is even more important than for the general public.
Promote Physical Activity
Research on active exercise in organ transplant recipients has shown that there is no reason to believe that recommendations for exercise, as well as the benefits gained in the non-transplanted population, would be any different in organ transplant recipients.
It is possible that because of the lasting consequences of the initial organ failure, resulting in transplantation, it is possible that some of the benefits of regular physical activity may be diminished, however, it is vitally important that medical professionals actively promote physical activity and the benefits that it clearly demonstrates.