8 Benefits of Exercising With HIV
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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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