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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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Is exercise good for your brain?

Hi Dr. Fawcett. a recent study found that exercise reduced neurocognitive impairment by half for people with hiv. http://www.thebodypro.com/content/72474/exercise-can-improve-mental-health-for-people-livi.htmlbut it seems they only asked if the...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing. You are correct that a limitation of this particular study is the short duration of the exercise period. However, there are numerous studies of the health benefits of exercise and cognition in general, so I think these data are... Read more »

can exercise really be good for your brain?

nelson, what do you think of the recent study saying exercise can reduce neurocognitive impairment by half? http://www.thebodypro.com/content/72474/exercise-can-improve-mental-health-for-people-livi.html...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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

Program for Wellness Restoration
I think it makes perfect sense. Blood flow to the brain has been shown to be impaired in HIV+ people. Exercise may help increase blood flow. <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2734291/" target=_new>Resting... Read more »

HIV and strenuous exercise

Dear Dr. Boyle, If someone is newly infected with HIV, with all of today's treatments, how many symptom free years could they have on the average? Also, is strenuous exercise good for someone with HIV infection if they were already in top shape...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
They could be symptom free for a lifetime if they get appropriate medical care and treatment and they adhere to it. Exercise is not a problem and in fact is likely to help, so feel free to continue with your exeercise routines.... Read more »

exercising in HIV patients

How exercises can improve the overall health in HIV patients...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Absolutely. Just in those without HIV infection, exercise in HIV infected people is good for overall health, and cardiovascular and immune systems.... Read more »
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Something good that come from my being HIV poz

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Being HIV+ sucks. I am lucky, 14 year survivor. It's interesting that even though everyone I know knows I contracted it through unprotected sex, they STILL are either
very sexually active and not using protection, or "average" sexual activity with... Read more »

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 »

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 »

Lipoatrophy but good labs--I really need some help

Posted by StandinOnFaith, 4 Replies
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I was diagnosed with HIV in October 2008, but I've had it since April 2002. I was only a 16 year-old virgin when I acquired it, by a "friend of the family" 20 years my senior. Since I was officially diagnosed, I've been struggling to understand... Read more »