3 / 11 Exercise for Stress Reduction and Joint Health
“Regular exercise is important for people with lupus in order to maintain a healthy weight. Obesity has been linked to increased inflammation, so exercise is good for joint health and reducing joint pain — and it doesn’t have to be extreme.” In fact, you should avoid high-impact exercises. A regular program of low-impact exercise, such as swimming or walking, can help reduce stress, improve strength and movement, and reduce your risk for osteoporosis and heart disease. Ask your doctor which exercises are best for you.