5 Ways to Track Your Habits and Identify Your Triggers
When coupled with medical treatment, healthy lifestyle changes can be an important part of managing your psoriatic condition. Exercise can ease flare-triggering stress and lower your risk of comorbidities, like heart disease and diabetes. Certain dietary changes show promise in reducing the severity of the disease in medical studies. Sleep is important for overall health, wellness, and stress reduction. And mindfulness can also be beneficial to your well‑being.
But maintaining a healthy lifestyle isn’t always easy. One of the best ways to stay motivated and watch for results is to track your habits, as well as your body’s response.
“Because our environment and what we take in through food and beverage on a daily basis is so closely linked to our overall health, tracking habits can be an eye-opening practice,” says Lisa Richards, a nutritionist and co-author of The Ultimate Candida Diet Program. It leads some people with psoriasis to discover potential flare triggers.