The Pair Up Promise is a simple pledge that can help protect you—and the people you love—from kidney disease.
When you “Do the Math”—add healthy choices to your lifestyle, subtract things that are unhealthy, and multiply the impact by spreading the word—you are taking positive steps toward a healthier you. Even small steps can help you lower your risk for diabetes and high blood pressure, the two leading causes of kidney disease.
To live the Pair Up Promise and help prevent kidney disease,
Spread the word to multiply the impact!
Fruits and vegetables are low in fat and calories, and provide fiber and other key nutrients we need to stay healthy. They can also add color, flavor and texture to any meal.
Looking for a mid-morning or mid-afternoon energy boost? Instead of a sweet or salty snack, add something healthy!
The dangers of smoking have been well documented for decades. Using tobacco (smoking or chewing) puts you more at risk for high blood pressure, kidney disease and many other health problems.
As hard as it can be sometimes, keeping your weight in check is important for staying healthy. Being overweight puts you at greater risk for diabetes and high blood pressure.
Empty calories are the worst kind of calories. They increase our total caloric intake but don’t provide any of the vitamins or minerals our bodies need.
A healthy diet has a balance of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy products, lean meats and beans. Even small changes like limiting fat in your diet can make a big difference in your health.