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Effect Of Exercise On HIV

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Exercise and HIV

Why Is Exercise Important? What Are the Advantages of Exercise? What Are the Risks of Exercise? Exercise Guidelines for People With HIV The Bottom Line For More Information Why Is Exercise Important? Exercise cannot control or fight HIV disease, but it may help you feel better and fight many of the side effects of HIV disease and HIV medications. It can also help you live healthier while ageing with HIV. What Are the Advantages...
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Diet and exercise in HIV+

What are the benefits of regular exercise and a controlled diet in HIV+ individuals?...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
We all need and benefit from regular exercise. In people with HIV exercise has been shown to increase muscle mass and probably quality of life, energy levels and other effects. Controlled diet is to provide appropriate nutrients to enhance the... Read more »

Benefit of Exercise on HIV treatment

I exercise six days a week with a very light workout on the 7th day. I was fit before I started to feel sick and stopped exercising but now undetectable I have hit the gym again and I feel real good and getting back to what I was before I was...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
You cannot transmit HIV by having a person exposed to your sweat.No studies have been shown to decrease HIV viral load with the use of exercise. There are some studies that have shown transient increases in CD4 cells after exercise, possibly to... Read more »

Exercise and HIV

Nelson, is there any documented research that shows that regular exercise keeps the onset of AIDS in check for longtime survivors of HIV who strictly adhere to their medication regiment. I am 55 y/o, have been positive for 17 years, and in the best...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Like you, I am also a 25-year survivor who started working out right when I was told I was poz. I was told "Go home, eat well, pray, put your "things" in order and take care of yourself" in 1986 when I got my test results after... Read more »

Is there such thing as too much exercise for us HIV+ people?

Heya Bob!I am a big fan this website. It's a great source of info and your attitude in particular gives us confidence that we can live positively with the virus. But to my question!We know that exercise, fitness and good diet help in our fight...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi James,Thanks for your kind comments.I'm not exactly sure what you heard related to athletes' "weakening their immunity for a short time after intense training," but I can assure you it does not apply to us virally enhanced gym... Read more »
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exercise

Posted by hopefulone, 2 Replies
is it possible for doing too much exercise to advance the virus? exercise is a good thing in general, but is there too much? Read more »

Exercise and HIV

Posted by Anonymous
I'm currently writing an article on exercise, yoga, and HIV and would be interested in speaking with people who are exercising and trying to maintain their weight, lose weight, deal with lipodystrophy, or who are nervous about wasting. The article... Read more »

Health Expert Nelson Vergel's Personal Exercises

Posted by bartleby
Someone recently asked how our expert Nelson Vergel keeps fit. So Nelson shared some of his personal leg exercises. (and if you didn't know, he is very, very fit, as you can see below)

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Let's Talk Nutrition and Exercise!

Posted by bartleby, 6 Replies
Staying healthy with HIV doesn't have to be hard. What do you do to keep fit? What do you eat? Got any good recipes? Share with others! Read more »