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8 Benefits of Exercising With HIV

Make yourself a priority.

People with HIV may feel like they’re juggling many different strategies to try to stay healthy. But if you have HIV, one of the best things you can do for yourself is exercise. Make it a priority to exercise regularly. Schedule about 150 minutes of exercise for yourself each week, and incorporate a mix of aerobic, strength-building and flexibility exercise to help you stay strong and healthy.

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Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS | Last Review Date:

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  1. Exercise and HIV: Entire Lesson. HIV/AIDS for Veterans and the Public. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. http://www.hiv.va.gov/patient/daily/exercise/single-page.asp
  2. Exercise and HIV: Fact Sheet 802. Aidsinfonet.org. http://www.aidsinfonet.org/fact_sheets/view/802
  3. Exercise: Get Up and Get Moving. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/staying-healthy-with-hiv-aids/taking-care-of-yourself/exercise/
  4. HIV and Osteoporosis. National Institutes of Health. https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/education-materials/fact-sheets/22/62/hiv-and-osteoporosis
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