Michael Traub, ND, is an alternative dermatology expert.

By Health.com
Updated: December 07, 2010

daily-exercise-sniffles-fluGetty ImagesQ: Is there any link between exercise and psoriasis?

A: Exercise is beneficial for psoriasis because it relieves stress, and reduces the risks of cardiovascular disease and obesity, which are linked to psoriasis. If you exercise outdoors, your skin may also benefit from the exposure to ultraviolet light.