10 Frequently Asked Lupus Questions


10. Why is exercise so important in managing lupus, and what exercises could I do with lupus?

SLE and lifestyle habits

Exercise is an important way to take care of yourself, even for the extremely healthy who do not suffer from any health condition. But because exercise offers so many benefits, it is particularly helpful for people with lupus.

From a physical standpoint, exercise can strengthen parts of your body that may be affected by lupus — the heart, lungs, bones and joints. Exercise reduces inflammation by regulating some of the chemicals involved in the inflammation process, and it can reduce fatigue.

Learn more about yoga for lupus and how exercise can help patients.

Lupus News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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