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Physical Activity

Exercise offers benefits that can help you maintain good physical and mental health. Exercise can increase your strength, endurance, and fitness, and help your immune system work better to fight infections.

What Types Of Exercise Are Right For Me?

People living with HIV can do the same types of exercise as individuals who do not have HIV. Take time to find a fitness routine that you enjoy. Make exercise fun, and commit to exercising regularly.

You may consider taking part in a group activity that allows you to engage with others and make exercise more enjoyable, such as a sports league, a 5k training group, a local gym, or a yoga class. Exercise and sports are great for the body and spirit.

What Resources Are Available To Learn About Fitness And Healthy Living?

More information on living healthy with HIV and engaging in a regular exercise routine are available from other organizations that promote HIV and exercise at the following websites:

  • Exercise and HIV outlines the advantages and risks of exercise and provides fitness guidelines for people living with HIV.
  • Exercise: The Best Therapy for Managing Side Effects describes how exercise can help you fight the side effects of HIV. The article also provides in-depth information on the steps you should follow when starting an exercise program.