Exercising has many mental and physical health benefits. Although physical activity does not fight or control HIV, it can help you feel better and improve your overall health.
There are two main types of physical activity:
Both types of activity are beneficial to your health, but strength training is one of the best ways to increase lean body mass and bone density, which could be lost through HIV, as it has been shown to encourage muscle and bone growth in the general population.
The average adult should try to engage in physical activity every day. Find out what you can do to try and stay active each week below:
A good rule is that one minute of vigorous activity provides the same health benefits as two minutes of moderate activity.
One easy way to do your recommended 150 minutes of weekly physical activity is to do 30 minutes, 5 days a week.