Diet and Exercise

People with lupus should maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly or engage in some kind of movement to enhance their overall well being.

Healthy Eating

What you eat can potentially make a difference to your lupus and is likely to affect your general health.

There are some foods that you should avoid and others which may help to keep you healthier, but there is no simple answer which will cure your lupus symptoms.

You can learn more in our booklet 'LUPUS and Healthy Eating' which you can either download here or contact us to request a physical copy.



Exercise is an important part of taking care of yourself and your wellbeing. Just like everyone else, where possible, people with lupus need to exercise regularly or engage in some kind of movement. It’s very important to recognise that lupus affects everybody differently and so not everyone with lupus can do a wide range of exercises, but most people with lupus can take part in some form of activity. It is also important to realise that the amount of activity you can manage is likely to fluctuate as your lupus does.

This video featuring LadyXsize demonstrates a few gentle exercises that many people can do in their own homes. It also features a five minute stretch workout to help maintain and improve your mobility. Not all of these exercises are suitable for everyone – consult your GP if you need advice about which ones are suitable for you.