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In recent times life has changed, and this has meant that many of our routines have had to adapt. Changes to your fitness levels, mental wellbeing, or even how you interact with your doctor can all have an impact on your psoriasis.1,2

71% of people feel that that their psoriasis symptoms have worsened over the past year.3*

Making positive changes to your routine can feel daunting, but by starting small, you may be surprised by the progress you can make.

LEO Pharma has partnered with the Psoriasis Association to launch Small Steps are a Big Start. Together, we want to support and motivate you to restart positive old habits and maybe even start new ones.

  • icon of person meditating

    Refresh your mental wellbeing

  • person walking icon

    Boost your health and fitness

  • female doctor icon

    Connect with your doctor

1. The National Psoriasis Foundation. Exercise. Available at https://www.psoriasis.org/treating-psoriasis/complementary-and-alternative/exercise

2. Sathyanarayana Rao TS, Basavaraj KH, Das K. Psychosomatic paradigms in psoriasis: Psoriasis, stress and mental health. Indian J Psychiatry. 2013;55(4):313-315

3. Data on File. DERM-011 MAY 2021 REF-18858

4. Walking for Health. NHS. Available at: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/walking-for-health/

5. Dance for Fitness. NHS. Available at: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/dance-for-fitness

6. Chang AM, Aeschbach D, Duffy JF, Czeisler CA. Evening use of light-emitting eReaders negatively affects sleep 2015 Jan 27;112(4)

7. Masicampo EJ, Baumeister RF. Consider it done! Plan making can eliminate the cognitive effects of unfulfilled goals. J Pers Soc Psychol. 2011 Oct;101(4):667-83.

8. Mengran Xu, Christine Purdon, Paul Seli, Daniel Smilek. Mindfulness and mind wandering: The protective effects of brief meditation in anxious individuals. Consciousness and Cognition, 2017; 51: 157-165

Small Steps are a Big Start is created and funded by LEO Pharma in partnership with the Psoriasis Association. *Survey conducted with at least 240 people with psoriasis.

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