Obesity is a complex disease that can make it more difficult to cope with lupus. Discuss weight management strategies with your doctor, including healthy eating and exercise.
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5 tips to hit the refresh button on your outlook towards exercise.
Recent research suggests that by building muscular strength, you can help improve or even prevent physical disability.
How to start—and stick with—an exercise program
Have fun, get moving, and improve balance through dancing.
February 2015 - Dr. Hazel L. Breland, PhD, OTR/L answered your questions about exercise and lupus as part of the Ask the Experts program.
Alena Joyner's lupus story began roughly 8 years ago. Despite lupus, she enjoys life and refuses to be defeated by the mysterious illness.
Ask The Experts: Dr. Hazel L. Breland discusses exercise and lupus.
Regular Practice can ease symptoms, boost mood and energy levels
Regular exercise helps strengthen the body.
Sometimes, the best exercise might be the simplest: walking. Indeed, walking builds joint strength, and it helps shed pounds so that joints carry a lighter load. And it’s ideal for people at all fitness levels, especially beginners.
The Editor of Lupus Now magazine needs people to interview for the Summer 2014 issue. If you have activities your family does together - despite lupus, or use yoga to help you live better, we want to hear from you!
The best part about warm weather is our renewed ability to enjoy outdoor activities. However, it’s best not to jump right into a rigorous exercise program. This is a good time to ease your body into the idea of working out. Learn key tools that all people with lupus should know about exercise.
Cindy Coney, a nationally recognized speaker and former national board chair of the Lupus Foundation of America, draws from her own personal experience about how to find energy to play while living with lupus.
Ask the Expert: Dr. Betsy Blazek-O'Neill discusses the benefits of exercise for people with lupus, exercises to try, and special considerations.
Dr. Joe Raphael discusses how you can use diet, nutrition and exercise to improve your health and maintain a positive quality of life despite lupus.
Though your body may be layered under sweatshirts and coats, staying active and healthy is important in the winter months.
The researchers hoped to learn the effects of an exercise program, Wii Fit, on fatigue, emotional state, sleep, and pain in African-American women with lupus.
Just like everyone else, people with lupus need to exercise regularly or engage in some kind of movement, and most people with lupus can take part in some form of activity. To understand why fitness is so important, it helps to understand what exactly is going on in your body when you work up a sweat.
Participants in yoga, tai chi, and Pilates all benefit physically and mentally from the exercises. However, there are differences between the forms.
Lupus is an unpredictable and life-changing disease. Putting yourself in charge of your own health, relationships and life is just one way fight back against lupus.
The Lupus Foundation of America, Florida Chapter & the Miami HEAT are teaming together to bring you Lupus Awareness Night at the American Airlines Arena!
Learn strategies to cope with lupus, connect with others living with lupus, and attend our walk kick off. (seperate registration required)
Learn strategies to cope with lupus, connect with others living with lupus, and attend our Jacksonville walk kick off.
Please join us Orlando for your Walk to End Lupus Now Kick-Off Party! Come get to know us and connect with others who have been impacted by lupus.
Come and get to know our organization and connect with others in your community who have also been impacted by lupus.
Join us at Marlins Park as we walk to end lupus now at Florida's largest lupus walk!
Join us for our 2017 Palm Beach Walk to End Lupus Now at the Palm Beach Zoo!
Join us in Orlando to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support
Join us in Jacksonville to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support for the estimated 1.5 million Americans who suffer from its brutal impact.
We invite you to join us at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza in Coral Gables for our Pizza with a Purpose Fundraiser! Bring along your friends and family to celebrate the upcoming Walk to End Lupus Now in Miami- Florida's largest lupus walk!
La Fundacion Americana de Lupus, Capitulo de Florida les invita a participar en la caminata mas grande de lupus de la Florida para recaudar fondos y levantar el conocimiento sobre lupus.
We invite you to join us at Chipotle for a night out for lupus! Bring along your friends and family to celebrate the upcoming Walk to End Lupus Now in Miami – Florida’s largest lupus walk!
This educational teleconference will address complications, medical evaluation and treatment as it relates to kidney involvement in lupus.
Please join us for our Living Well with Lupus Seminar in Orlando.
Thank you Palm Beach for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until July 5 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.
Thank you Orlando for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until June 21 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.
Thank you Jacksonville for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until April 13 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.
Are you interested in starting a group in your area or becoming a co-facilitator of an exisiting group? If, so we invite you to attend our next facilitator training.
Thank you for Melbourne for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until December 14 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.
Thank you for Miami for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until November 30 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.
Join us for our third annual Southwest Florida Walk to end Lupus now in Naples. Lets rally together to create awareness of lupus while raising funds to fight this terrible disease.
We are heading back to the Palm Beach Zoo for our South Florida Spring Walk to End Lupus Now! Please join us as we rally together to create awareness of lupus while raising funds to fight this terrible disease.
NEW in 2015! The Walk to End Lupus Now is coming to Northern Florida in Jacksonville. Join us as we rally together to create awareness of lupus while raising funds to fight this terrible disease.
Join us for the SLE Self Help Leader Training - a two day training course designed to prepare people to teach others with lupus how to take a more active part in their health care and live better despite lupus.
Please join us whether you are a patient, caregiver, or anyone who wants to learn more about lupus.
Take part in a Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter's Walk to End Lupus Now™, and experience firsthand the power of the movement to end lupus.
This seminars will provide information on two different topics: Health-Related Exercise for People with Lupus and Lupus and Overlapping Disease.
This seminar will provide information on 2 different topics: Lupus and the Heart and Lupus and Exercise.
Space is limited, so reserve your tickets today! Payment can be sent to Lupus Blacklight Zumba, 208 N Pinecrest, Wichita, KS 67208. For more information please call us!
This eight-city series of educational seminars will provide individuals affected by lupus with methods for not only living, but also thriving. The seminars will provide information on two different topics and participants will learn from both subject matter experts and a panel of individuals living with lupus. Feel empowered to take charge of your health!
The Heartland Chapter’s Summer Jam Youth Retreat is the only LFA-sponsored camp in the country for young women with lupus.
Every step you take and every dollar you raise supports the Lupus Foundation of America and its efforts to solve the cruel mystery of lupus.
Join us for Walk to End Lupus Now and show your support to fighting this cruel disease!
Long-distance cycling event designed to raise awareness of Lupus and funds to help improve the lives of those who suffer from the disease.