Some Anti-retroviral medication can cause you to put on a lot of weight. Having a good exercise regime is part of maintaining good health. Exercise 2-3 times a week, for about 20 minutes and should be at a level you can tolerate, enough to increase your heart rate and build a sweat.

Exercises can include walking, jogging, skipping rope, cycling, swimming or joining a gym for a program that suits your level of exercise.

Benefits of Regular Exercise

Helps maintain your weight

Assists in maintaining a normal blood pressure

Digest your food better

More mentally alert

Sleep better

Makes you feel more in control of your health

Feel mentally stronger

Helps regulate blood sugar levels and prevent diabetes

Improves your mood

Improves muscle strength and endurance

Strengthens the body so better able to fight off colds

Boosts your confidence

Creates a better appearance