Presentation on theme: "Exercise and HIV Getting it right for you!. ☺Keep a healthy weight and reduce body fat ☺Improve your appetite so you eat regularly ☺Manage your blood."— Presentation transcript:
☺Keep a healthy weight and reduce body fat ☺Improve your appetite so you eat regularly ☺Manage your blood sugar, fats, cholesterol and blood pressure levels ☺Keep your bones and muscles strong and healthy ☺Improve and maintain good mental health EXERCISE CAN HELP YOU
EXERCISE AND HIV * Exercise is safe for people living with HIV * It can increase strength and endurance * It can have a positive effect on the immune system * Better physical fitness can reduce infections such as colds * The is evidence that exercise can help with the absorption of HIV medication * Exercise can make you feel more in control of your health and mentally stronger
THE RIGHT EXERCISE FOR YOU You don’t have to do strenuous exercise for long periods of time – increasing physical activity can be part of your everyday routine and can be beneficial and cheap! If you want to start doing lots of exercise (like going to a gym) or you have particular physical problems it is wise to check with your doctor first about the type and amount of exercise you do. Avoid doing strenuous exercise if you feel unwell, for example if you have a cold – let your body get better. If you feel unwell during exercise, stop and see your doctor before doing more. Always give your body time to recover after lots of exercise.