The Effect of Regular Exercise and Physical Activity in Psoriasis

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  • Muhammed Oniz Graduate School of Health Sciences, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Türkiye
  • Ishak Gocer Ministry of National Education, Kirikkale, Türkiye
  • Aziz Güçlüöver Department of Physical Education and Sport, Faculty of Sports, Kirikkale University, Kirikkale, Türkiye



Exercise, healthy behavior, healthy lifestyle, quality of life, psoriasis


Psoriasis is an important health problem that negatively affects people's quality of life. Psor asis, a chronic skin disease, is usually characterized by redness, rash, itching, and scaling of the skin. Although psoriasis is usually treated with pharmacologic methods, recent studies suggesting that exercise has positive effects on psoriasis have increased interest in this subject and thus the positive effect of exercise on psoriasis has diversified treatment strategies. In this context, this study aimed to examine the potential effects of exercise on the course of psoriasis by comparing the results of studies on exercise and psoriasis in the literature.This review includes a systematic analysis of scientific studies related to the research topic. In this study, an extensive literature review was conducted to examine the effect of physical exercise on psoriasis. The review of studies on the effect of exercise on psoriasis was conducted in Web of Science, Pub-Med, Scopus, and Google Scholar electronic databases. Ten academic articles were included in the current study. The conclusion section of the present study was formed by compiling the results of the studies. As a result, it was found that regular exercise had positive effects on skin lesions, inflammation, and overall quality of life in individuals with psoriasis. The results of our study suggest that exercise may positively affect the course of psoriasis. Given the positive effects of regular exercise in alleviating disease progression, controlling symptoms, and improving quality of life, it is important to create more awareness among coaches, conditioners, healthcare professionals, and patients about the integration of exercise. However, exercise programs need to be personalized and tailored to the individual, considering individual differences and disease severity. Further research and clinical studies on the effect of exercise on psoriasis are needed.




How to Cite

Oniz, M., Gocer, I., & Güçlüöver, A. (2024). The Effect of Regular Exercise and Physical Activity in Psoriasis. Journal of Exercise Science & Physical Activity Reviews, 2(1), 154–163.



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