Exercise

LUPUS EUROPE • EXERCISE PROGRAM for LUPUS PATIENTS

In collaboration with trained physical therapists Lupus Europe has developed an exercise program in five levels which has been endorsed by leading European Lupologists.

INTRODUCTION

Studies show, that the only thing, that is clinically proven to help lupus fatigue is “moderate” exercise. We as lupus patients ourselves do however realise, how difficult it can be to start exercising, when you feel fatigue! This is why we developed this program from our own experiences.

Exercise doesn´t necessarily mean, that you have to run a marathon or go to the gym. With this program we want to show, that you can do it no matter where you are and how you are feeling. You should be able to find a level that suits you each day.

The goal is of course to increase in level whenever you can, but you will probably experience, that you have to go down a level at some point. Don´t despair, this is quite normal, and the most important thing is, that you do one exercise a day – not which level it is.

Who knows – you might even feel so energized by doing one program, that you can take on the next level straight away…?

All exercises can be done without training tools and in the individual videos we will guide you through the various options for increased or reduced difficulties. Each program can be done in 15-20 minutes, if you do two or three rounds.

LEVEL 1

• LYING DOWN

• 6 Exercises
• 10-15 Minutes

This level is for when you feel unable to get out of bed for one reason or another or feel more comfortable lying down.

This should be your starting point, if you are not used to exercising.

The exercises can be done while lying in bed or on a mat on the floor.

You can increase the difficulty of some of the exercises by using waterbottles or dumbbells.

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LEVEL 2

• SEATED

• 6 Exercises
• 10-15 Minutes

This level is for when you are able to sit on a chair or are in a wheel chair but cannot stand up for longer periods of time.

For this program you will need a kitchen chair or similar.

You can increase the difficulty of some of the exercises by using an elastic band, water bottles or dumbbells.

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LEVEL 3

• STANDING

7 Exercises
• 10-15 Minutes

This level is for when you are able to stand up, but not walk for longer periods of time.

For this program you will need a kitchen chair or similar, a floor mat and a wall to lean against.

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LEVEL 4

• STANDING
• WALKING


• 7 Exercises
• 10-15 Minutes

This level is for when you are able to walk for longer periods of time, but not run or do high impact exercise.

For this program you will need a floor mat and a wall to lean against.

You can increase the difficulty of some of the exercises by using an elastic band, water bottles or dumbbells.

Download Exercise PDF

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LEVEL 5

• STANDING
• WALKING
• JUMPING

• 7 Exercises 
• 10-15 Minutes

This level is for when you are able to run a bit,
jump and do high impact exercise.

For this program you will need a floor mat.

You can increase the difficulty of some of the exercises
by using a kettle bell, water bottles or dumbbells.

Download Exercise PDF

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Taking part on this project is very easy! You will only need to take a short 10-15 min survey in English. The survey tests a new tool that measures the impact of your disease. Doing this will help measure and validate the very real and difficult challenges faced by dermatology patients globally.

You can find the survey and all the information about the project in this link: globalskin.org/research/about-phase-4
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Over two billion people live with over 3000 different dermatological conditions. Lupus is one of them. That is the reason wed like your input in the Global Research on the Impact of Dermatological Diseases (GRIDD) project by International Alliance of Dermatology Patient Organizations  - IADPO. 

Taking part on this project is very easy! You will only need to take a short 10-15 min survey in English. The survey tests a new tool that measures the impact of your disease. Doing this will help measure and validate the very real and difficult challenges faced by dermatology patients globally.

You can find the survey and all the information about the project in this link: https://globalskin.org/research/about-phase-4Image attachmentImage attachment
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#BloomWithScleroderma today and always.

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LEAF is an online tool developed by Dr. Laurent Arnaud whose objective is to assess fatigue and give some personalised advice on how we could manage it.

Fatigue could be affected by stress, low sleep quality or pain. The LEAF questionnaire will assess your pain based on your responses regarding depression, pain, stress, anxiety and quality of sleep. Once the data is analyzed, LEAF will give you some hints that could help improve fatigue.

The questionnaire is in English, French and Spanish and the answers will help understand more about fatigue! You can do LEAF even if you don’t have an autoimmune disease.

iamfatigued.limequery.org/584745?lang=en
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LEAF is an online tool developed by Dr. Laurent Arnaud whose objective is to assess fatigue and give some personalised advice on how we could manage it. 

Fatigue could be affected by stress, low sleep quality or pain. The LEAF questionnaire will assess your pain based on your responses regarding depression, pain, stress, anxiety and quality of sleep. Once the data is analyzed, LEAF will give you some hints that could help improve fatigue. 

The questionnaire is in English, French and Spanish and the answers will help understand more about fatigue! You can do LEAF even if you don’t have an autoimmune disease.

https://iamfatigued.limequery.org/584745?lang=en

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This looks really interesting, thanks. Fatigue is probably the worst aspect of having Lupus. Anything that helps manage that has to be a bonus

Such an endeavour to struggle !

2 weeks ago
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The 33rd Lupus Europe Annual Convention was held in person and online this year! After a General Assembly this past Sunday and a Board Meeting yesterday we are very happy to present you with the new Board of Directors of Lupus Europe!

We would like to take this opportunity to also offer our sincere congratulations to our newest member of the Board, elected on Sunday! A warm welcome to new Board Member, Dalila Tremarias!
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The 33rd Lupus Europe Annual Convention was held in person and online this year! After a General Assembly this past Sunday and a Board Meeting yesterday we are very happy to present you with the new Board of Directors of Lupus Europe!

We would like to take this opportunity to also offer our sincere congratulations to our newest member of the Board, elected on Sunday! A warm welcome to new Board Member, Dalila Tremarias!

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Congratulations Dalila Tremarias! Over the moon for you. They’re lucky to have you on board. 💜 👏

Congratulations Dalila 💜

Well done Dalila - so proud of you xx

Well done all of you and thanks .I am amy somers mum

I'm so proud of you!@Amy Somers.miss you much x

Congrats Dalila!!👍😁

What an amazing group of lupies.

Congratulations ❤️

Felicidades dalila

Dalilavan harte gefeliciteerd

Felicitaciones

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