Regular, moderate exercise has many of the same advantages for people with HIV disease as it does for most people. Exercise can improve lean body mass, decrease fat, manage stress better, help with fatigue and decrease depression symptoms. Besides improving strength, exercise may also help the immune system work better. Finding the motivation to eat right and stay active when you have HIV is best done alongside others with HIV who understand the obstacles and rewards.
On myHIVteam, the social network and online support group for those living with HIV, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Staying active is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.
Here are a few question-and-answer threads about staying active:
Here are some conversations about staying active:
Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to myHIVteam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.
Feel free to ask a question here.