Keeping active at home

Exercise at Home - The Hibbs Lupus Trust

However you’re getting active, it’s all good for your health and wellbeing.

Lupus is a condition for life and during its course it may affect you differently at different times. Research shows that regular exercise leads to a decrease in symptoms and pain, and an increase in energy! It’s not enough to rely on medication. You also have to exercise.

When lupus is active, you may not feel like doing very much and it’s important to rest when you need to. Too much rest, however, will cause the muscles to weaken and may make you feel more tired. You need to find the right balance between rest and exercise.

If you can get moving from a seated position, the NHS have some seated exercises which can be followed by those with a range of health conditions, at a pace that suits you.

NHS sitting exercises

NHS Pilates for beginners

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