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How can exercise help to manage psoriatic arthritis?

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The best way to improve your symptoms is to get moving with gentle, low-impact exercises like walking, swimming, yoga, and tai chi. Movement can lessen pain and expand your range of motion. These activities may also help you relax, ease your stress, and sleep better.

SOURCES:

Sharon Mayo, health educator, National Psoriasis Foundation.

Alice Gottlieb, MD, PhD, dermatologist-in-chief, Tufts Medical Center.

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Complementary and Alternative Therapies.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 11, 2017

SOURCES:

Sharon Mayo, health educator, National Psoriasis Foundation.

Alice Gottlieb, MD, PhD, dermatologist-in-chief, Tufts Medical Center.

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Complementary and Alternative Therapies.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 11, 2017

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