Psoriasis and sport Psoriasis and physical activity It is known that sport is beneficial to health. Let’s see why practicing sports could bring about a breakthrough in the lives of people suffering from the disease, both physically and emotionally. Sport can be of great benefit to the person suffering from psoriasis.
Since ancient times physical activity has always been essential to the lives of individuals and communities. In the past it was more common for people to be involved in physical activity, whether in sports or manual work. For that reason, ancient peoples generally had thinner more muscular bodies with stronger constitutions than their modern descendants.
With the arrival of the twentieth century and its accompanying innovations and technology, people just don’t want to go on leading a sedentary lifestyle because it leads to overweight and obesity.
We now know that being overweight or obese increases the risk for many diseases since the body is in a constant inflammatory condition. This condition is combined with the high probability that psoriasis patients will develop diseases related to the metabolism, cardiovascular diseases and Type II Diabetes, and it does nothing but aggravate the situation of psoriasis patients who see their physical and mental conditions worsening and never getting any better.
The situation is alarming when we think of the studies that have shown that many psoriasis patients won’t radically change their habits. Because of the disease they are less likely to practice sports for both physical reasons such as the itching and pain, and the mental reasons such as shame and discomfort. But sport can be of great benefit to the person suffering from psoriasis.
You must be careful when you pick the sport you want to practice. It’s much better to avoid sports that are too "physical", where there is a possibility of suffering injuries and scratches on the skin which is already irritated by psoriasis; choose physical activities with moderate exposure to sunlight.
The benefits of sport
It is common knowledge that sport is beneficial to health in general. When we consider psoriasis though, practicing sports could bring about a breakthrough in the lives of people suffering from the disease, both physically and emotionally.
Benefits at the physical level:
Endorphins, known substances whose main function is to activate a good mood, are secreted during physical activity. So let's see: what are the benefits of sports?
• It’s an excellent weapon against depression and distrust, two common conditions among patients with psoriasis (see the article on psoriasis and stress);
• It promotes psychological well-being by developing self-esteem, and it eases the management of anxiety and stressful situations;
• It allows you to improve intellectually and accelerate the learning process
• It allows you to meet new friends and get rid of your shyness and therefore the sense of discomfort that psoriasis sufferers usually feel;
• The soothing action of practicing sports allows you to disconnect from everyday problems and to be charged up for the following day.
• And finally, those who work out have more confidence in themselves and in others and they face daily situations with determination and a positive outlook.
Not bad; right?
So, let’s WORK OUT!
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