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Exercise Cautions for HIV-Positive People

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Exercise cautions

After an exercise session, you should feel a little tired. A little while later, however, you should have some energy.

Water - Drink it before, during, and after you exercise. When you feel thirsty you have already lost important fluids and electrolytes and may be dehydrated.

Eat well - Exercising tears down muscle in order to build it up stronger. You need nutrition to provide the raw materials to rebuild your muscles.

Sleep - While you sleep, your body is rebuilding.

Listen to your body - It will tell you to slow down or speed up.

If you are sick or have a cold, take a break. Your body will thank you.