Exercise and keeping fit

Being active offers health benefits for all including those living with HIV.

Being active and maintaining a healthy weight can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (heart disease/strokes), diabetes and bone disease (osteoporosis/osteopenia) and help maintain a strong immune system. 

Many people gain a significant amount of weight in the year after starting treatment for HIV. For most people this is not necessary. Eating a healthy diet and taking regular exercise can help prevent this.

A dietitian is available at the Sheffield HIV clinic and can offer help and advice about making changes to your diet and lifestyle