Wellness

Live your healthiest LGBTQ life. Discover health advice, recipes, HIV & AIDS news, fitness tips, beauty and grooming lessons, and other buzz to keep you in great physical and mental shape.

Do Cold Workouts Get Results? The Benefits of Cool Fitness Programs

After years of Hot Yoga, I realized there was a different kind of burn to be felt working out in the cold. Workouts have been about heat for a long time. I’ve lost count of how...

What’s the Mystery Behind the Martial Art Known as Tai Chi Chuan?

Ever passed a small group of people practicing what appear to be very slow martial arts moves in a park? Chances are they’re moving through Tai chi chuan poses. And if you’ve...

Genius Grants: Meet the LGBTQ MacArthur Fellows of 2018

The MacArthur Foundation has announced its 2018 MacArthur Fellows, several of whom either identify as LGBTQ or are doing groundbreaking work on LGBTQ issues. The MacArthur...

Why Did a Generation of Cubans Choose to Become HIV-Positive?

It’s considered the “Special Period” in Cuba’s history: when the Soviet Union cut financial ties with Cuba. During the late 1980s under the socialist Castro regime, where...

How Do You Fight HIV/AIDS in the Red States of the Deep South?

How do you raise vital funds to fight AIDS in a state that’s politically dominated by a party that tends not to make it a priority? This spring, the world’s largest single HIV...

King Salmon Poke with Black Sesame and Quick Pickled Beet

One of my favorite colorful summertime dishes to serve at any special gathering is poke. This poke is packed with super rich, all the good for you fat from the king salmon and...

Five Yoga Poses for Self Confidence

Is yoga really as good for the mind as it is for the body? Give these specially chosen moves a try and see for yourself. Unless you’ve been living under some kind of zen-proof...

Help for LGBTQ People Facing Bipolar Disorder

The LGBTQ community faces higher rates of mood disorders, but there may be new help recognizing and treating bipolar. In his new Book, Owning Bipolar Disorder (Citadel Press,...

Cody Rigsby’s 6 Habits of Healthy Living: A Cycle of Smart Choices

Cody’s 6 Habits of Healthy Living Man cannot thrive on cycling alone. It takes a full routine to keep the mind and body in tip-top shape. Cody shares some of the healthy habits...

Peloton Master Instructor Cody Rigsby Puts Riders Through the Spin Cycle

How Peloton Master Instructor Cody Rigsby recycled his career in dance into helping people get fit — near and far, spinning great music and spreading LGBTQ acceptance along the...

Our List of Destination Vacations to Help You Stay Fit While You Recharge

Forget fat camp: today’s good-for-you trips can still feel luxe. Everyone deserves a break, but wouldn’t you prefer to return from your holiday both restored — and a little...

NMAC: Leading the Way to Create a Generation of Leaders

How can we address the still-alarming rates of HIV infection among minorities? The answers may lie in giving them a seat at the decision makers’ table. By 2019, Linda Scruggs...