We all want our kidneys to last for a lifetime. We should all show our love for kidneys by adopting 10-step program for protecting kidney health. Start with monitoring blood pressure and controlling weight and then move on to the rest of the kidney-healthy tips.

• Monitor blood pressure and cholesterol.

• Control weight.

• Don’t overuse over-the-counter painkillers.

• Monitor blood glucose.

• Get an annual physical exam.

• Know if chronic kidney disease (CKD), diabetes or heart disease runs in your family. If so, you may be at risk.

• Don’t smoke.

• Exercise regularly.

• Follow a healthy diet.

• Get tested for chronic kidney disease if you’re at risk.