Helping you manage your psoriatic arthritis

Keeping Active
keeping active

You might be worried physical activity will affect your psoriatic arthritis but being active is one of the best ways to look after your joints. It can also help improve the control of your psoriatic arthritis and your overall wellbeing.


You may find being active challenging due to pain, fatigue, sleep loss, reduced muscle strength and depression. This is a tricky cycle, as being less active can often make these problems worse.


No type of activity is harmful for psoriatic arthritis, so you can do the ones you enjoy the most. Building up your activity slowly can help prevent injury.


Keeping active should involve muscle strengthening exercises (such as weight training), stretching and mobility exercises (such as yoga) to protect your joints and aerobic activity (such as swimming) to maintain cardiovascular fitness.

This Action Plan is designed to help you:

Keeping Active PDF

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Or print it out and fill in your notes.

It’s a helpful reminder of all the small things you can do to make a difference.

I had stopped walking every day. I really noticed my joints feel more painful and stiff. It was hard to want to go for a walk because I felt so tired, but now I have started again I feel so much better.
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Background Evidence

Background Evidence

View the evidence supporting our recommendations here
Keeping active The advice given has been taken from the following evidence, expert opinion of healthcare professionals who look after people with psoriatic arthritis and the views of people living with psoriatic arthritis.
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