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Building Muscle Mass

I've been HIV+ for about three years and recently started working with a trainer. I've always had trouble putting on muscle mass (called "scrawny" in high school). My trainer told me that doctors sometimes prescribe testosterone for people with HIV. ...

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Fitness Fundamentals: Guidelines for Personal Exercise Programs

Making a Commitment

You have taken the important first step on the path to physical fitness by seeking information. The next step is to decide that you are going to be physically fit. This pamphlet is designed to help you reach that decision and you...

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Physical Activity and Health

The Benefits of Physical Activity

Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It can help:

Control your weight Reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease Reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes and met...

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Why Strength Training?

Why Strength Training?Research has shown that strengthening exercises are both safe and effective for women and men of all ages, including those who are not in perfect health. In fact, people with health concerns -- including heart disease or arthrit...

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Ambassador of Healing

Ambassador of Healing

The journey of yoga instructor and YouthAIDS ambassador Seane Corn begins in the most improbable of all places -- Heaven -- and carries her to corners of the world that may appear to some to be closer to hell. But the journey h...

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Chicago Tribune Examines HIV-Positive Athletes in the Gay Games

The Chicago Tribune on Wednesday examined the challenges faced by HIV-positive athletes attending the Gay Games 2006, which are being held from July 15 though July 22 in Chicago (Meyer, Chicago Tribune, 7/19). About 12,000 athletes from 100 countries...

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Marathon Man

Jim Pickett

On October 10, in exactly two weeks, I will run 26.2 miles in the Chicago Marathon.

I began training for this day in April, via the AIDS Marathon Training Program. This program, which exists in Washington, DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco...

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Exercise and HIV/AIDS

AIDS Treatment Initiatives -- HIV/AIDS Buyers Club 139 Ralph McGill Boulevard NE, Suite 305 Atlanta, Georgia 30308-3311 Phone: (404) 659-AIDS; Toll-Free: (888) 874-4845

Spring is here and summer approaches! Go outside and garden, walk a dog, was...

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Pickett Fences: Phat

Gym bunnies, nipple ponies, steroid sissies, muscle Marys.

Pumping it up, posing and strutting, perking them out, lifting and separating, working it, feeling the burn, getting ripped, making it hurt for Daddy ...

The poor dears. I used to find en...

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Eating for Exercise

1. Food Before Exercise

Most importantly, be sure you're well hydrated before exercise. Exercise performance suffers with as little as 2 percent loss of body weight due to dehydration. Drink at least 2 cups of water about 2 hours before exercise. D...