Physical Fitness Associated with Improved Quality of Life for Women with Lupus
A new study affirms an association between physical fitness – flexibility, muscle strength, cardiorespiratory fitness – and improved quality of life for women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Researchers assessed 70 women with SLE and found those with high fitness level had better health outcomes. Maintaining muscle strength and cardiorespiratory fitness are important for women with SLE. More research is needed to understand the prognostic value of fitness and the extent to which increasing fitness through exercise might be linked to improvements in health-related quality of life. Learn about exercising with lupus.