Rules for exercising on dialysis differ from person to person, but there are a few general guidelines you should keep in mind when planning your activities.
If you're on peritoneal dialysis (PD), avoid exercising when your peritoneal cavity is full of dialysis fluid. You may find being active with a full abdomen very uncomfortable. If you have diabetes, be sure to pay attention to your blood sugar levels. They can fall when you exercise, and you may have to adjust your medications accordingly.
Exercising even once or twice a week may be beneficial for your health. But it's ideal that you exercise at least 3 to 4 times per week, if possible. This said, do not exercise until you're exhausted. If you experience any pain or other physical difficulties, stop exercising and contact your clinician for advice.