HIV Fitness Basics: Do This Before You Hit The Gym

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( — Living with HIV is a multifaceted challenge. No two people living with HIV are exactly the same. However, four treatment factors are usually consistent from one person to the next. These factors are to eat right, get plenty of sleep, manage your stress levels, and get some exercise, which can play a role in controlling some of your long-term side
effects such as altered body composition and elevated elevated
cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood glucose.

However, very few health professionals know what recommendations to make regarding exercise. Exercise and HIV is not as simple as telling you to “just workout.” On top of that, the thought of exercise may make you cringe with memories of high school gym class, not to mention the fatigue you may experience on a daily basis.