August #115 : In the Swim - by Laura Whitehorn

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Table of Contents
 

Bite The Bullet




Gazing into Our Genes

Touch That Dial!

A New Med for Old HIV

Doctor's Diary - August 2005

Haart-less and Healthy

In the Swim

A Summer's Day

Block Those Rays

Lipostylin'

What, Me Sue?

Getting Out on the Job

The Bad Seed

The Sperm Cycle

Condom Wrap-up

Think Kink

Meet Our POZ Personals Catch of the Month

Ask The Sexpert-August 2005

Got Zen?

We're All Living With Nuts

Oh, Daddy!




The Real AIDS Vaccine

High Risk Offensive

Follow the Leader

Crime Blotter

Earthwatch

HIV 411: What's Hot and What's Not

Mentors-August 2005

My So-Called Afterlife

Doctor Feel Good




Editor's Letter - August 2005

Mailbox - August 2005



 
Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV



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August 2005


In the Swim

by Laura Whitehorn

Is it good for you—or just good fun?

HIVers don’t need to be Greg Louganis to burn calories—and stroke immune systems—by making a splash. “Swimming is great exercise, toning the body, providing cardiovascular conditioning and normalizing blood-fat levels,” says HIV positive personal trainer Bob Weinhold. Whether in a city pool, a lake  or at the  beach, water workouts also work on arthritis and other bone and joint problems—though not osteoporosis, because swimming isn’t weight-bearing exercise. “An hour of [vigorous] swimming roughly matches the value of running six miles in an hour,” Weinhold says . Even if you just want to float, frolic or flipper around, swimming is one of the most relaxing exercises available. “If your T cells are low, make sure the water quality is safe,” Weinhold warns.

Check your local Y for lessons or laps.       


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