Because lupus can cause chronic fatigue, electrolyte imbalances and anemia, it’s crucial to start slowly and not overexert yourself. Give yourself enough rest between workoutsto recover and eat within a short window after exercising. Activities that can be beneficial for people with lupus include about 20–30 minutes of the following exercises at once: brisk walking, swimming, water aerobics, tai chi, yoga, cycling, Pilates or using an elliptical machine.
3. Stress Reduction
Research shows that psychological and emotional stress can set off lupus (and other autoimmune diseases) or bring about a lupus flare-up by increasing inflammatory responses. (9) Systemic lupus erythematosus can also be very unpredictable and cause changes to the central nervous system, which leads to severe psychological distress and anxiety.