6 Home Exercises You Can Do with Lupus

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Lupus is a serious, chronic autoimmune disease that debilitates your body. Fatigue, fever, skin rashes, and joint pains are just a few of the extended range of lupus’s most common symptoms. After being diagnosed with this disease and having to deal with all these symptoms and lupus flares, sometimes it’s very difficult to maintain a regular and normal routine.

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Patients feel extremely tired most of the time, which makes them want to stay indoors and rest. Exercise is something that they probably don’t want to consider since they feel exhausted much of the time. But exercising is a great way to keep active, even if it’s something simple and moderate. Physical activity is important to anyone and lupus patients are no exception. Although they may have some limitations, when possible people with lupus need to exercise regularly or engage in some kind of activity.

But since lupus affects everyone differently, it’s important to recognize that not everyone with lupus can do a wide range of exercises. In this video, shared by LUPUS UK in 2013, listen to Nana Akua (LadyXsize) as she talks about the role of exercise in managing lupus and shows some light exercises that many of you should be able to do in your home.

Read more about how muscle strength in lupus patients gained through exercise can avoid disability.

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