Suffering from a chronic disease like psoriasis is often a challenge to stay active and lead a dynamic daily life. Yet, both physical and intellectual activities are one of the main keys to minimize the symptoms.
Suffering from a chronic disease like psoriasis is often a challenge to stay active and lead a dynamic daily life. Yet, both physical and intellectual activities are one of the main keys to minimize the symptoms. Many sources, including the National Psoriasis Foundation, assert that exercise help reduce body inflammation. Also, sport activity and mental focus lower stress level, which is essential to manage any psychosomatic disease.
1 - Find your own pace
It is useless to do too much or put all your efforts in the first days. This would lead to nothing except physical exhaustion. The important thing is to get a steady pace that is suitable for you.
2 - Do not neglect hydratation
It might seem trivial when talking about activities and sport, but a skin affected by psoriasis is constantly in need for water. This is all the more significant as psoriasis causes cutaneous itch, dryness and inflammation.
3 - Try not to stay alone
Exercising with someone sharing your goals is an excellent way to maintain motivation and regularity. This is also a great solution to avoid skipping the sessions or the training you are used to plan.
4 - Wear appropriate clothes
The mix between sweat and materials such as spandex raises the risk of irritation. Consequently, one must always be mindful of wearing risk-free clothes made of, for instance, modal fabric or cotton.
5 - Have a cold shower
Like in many skin chronic diseases, sweat can aggravate the symptoms and using hot water is not an effective way to eliminate perspiration. This is the reason why having a cold shower quickly after a workout is the best option. Not only will you get rid of the sweat, but you will also cool your body, two significant conditions to avoid the symptoms.
6 - If you are afraid of flare-ups
Paradoxically, sport and activities can also generate stress for some people for various reasons (fear of sweating for people affected by a skin disease, fear of injuries, fear of not doing well etc.). These three exercices, known for minimizing the risks generating these anxieties, are consequently considered "safe" for people living with psoriasis :
Sporadic Activities (walking, playing fetch, biking etc.)
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