COVID-19:
Staying healthy at home

Looking after your wellbeing and adapting your lifestyle is important at any time, but is even more vital during this coronavirus pandemic.

Psoriatic disease, lifestyle & wellbeing: Webinars

Access a series of webinars below, which aim to inform and support people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis during this coronavirus pandemic. They focus on COVID-19, looking after your physical and mental health, improving your fitness and eating a healthy diet.

These webinars feature expert advice from:

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DR LAURA SAVAGE

Consultant Dermatologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds.

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BRUCE TASKER

A biochemistry graduate from the University of Bath, GB track athlete, former British bobsledder (2014 Olympic bronze medallist) and 2020 MasterChef quarter-finalist

COVID-19 and
maintaining wellbeing

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Hear introductions from Dr Laura Savage and Bruce Tasker, who review various aspects of COVID-19 in the UK, as well as the importance of routine, exercise and a healthy diet in looking after your physical and mental health.

Bruce’s top tips for
staying active at home

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Your immune system, stress levels, mood and physical health are all things that can be improved through fitness.1-4 Listen to Bruce Tasker’s top tips for doing exercise in different ways at home, tailored for people with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis and different levels of fitness.

The suggestions in this webinar are intended as general guidance only. Please consider any physical symptoms or conditions you may have which may conflict with this guidance and consult your healthcare professional if you have any concerns.

How to have a healthy
and balanced diet

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Learn about which foods make up a balanced and nutritious diet, why they are good for your health and which foods can have a negative impact if eaten excessively. Other topics include dietary information specific to people with psoriatic disease, with advice for planning and preparing your meals and maintaining a healthy weight.

The suggestions in this webinar are intended as general guidance only. Please consider any allergies or intolerances you may have which may conflict with this guidance and consult your healthcare professional if you have any concerns.

Your key take-home
messages

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Watch Dr Laura Savage and Bruce Tasker summarise the key messages and resources they think will support people with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis in protecting their health and wellbeing during the pandemic.

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COVID-19: Expert advice and information

View our COVID-19 information page, which includes information and guidance on protecting yourself from infection, your psoriatic disease, medical treatments and looking after your psychological wellbeing during the pandemic.

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Healthy eating:  top tips and recipes

Read Bruce Tasker’s top tips for eating a healthy diet, with downloadable recipes for a range of tasty and healthy meals that he recommends you try yourself at home – featuring healthy ‘beans’ on toast, chicken noodle soup and lamb koftas with yoghurt and spicy slaw!

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Exercise video guides

Access a range of short video guides from Bruce Tasker, which aim to educate you on how to tailor your exercise to your level of fitness and demonstrate good form when doing particular exercises at home – including sit-ups, squats, lunges, triceps dips and seated routines.

Supporting you to feel comfortable in your own skin

References

1. Uchida S et al. Frontiers in Neurology. 2012;3:48.
2. Puetz TW. Sports medicine. 2006;36(9):767-780.
3. Geneen LJ et al. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2017(4).
4. Gill JM, Malkova D. Clinical science. 2006;110(4):409-425.