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.

This Is What It’s Like When Heroic Organizations Join Forces

It was a meeting of the minds and missions when Housing Works and Bailey House, two of New York City’s most respected organizations in the HIV/AIDS healthcare arena, began to...

This Is What’s Really in Your Food

It’s time to give your shopping list a spring cleaning! Rick offers advice on what to buy organic and what not to buy at all. Everyday health is sustained by how we fuel our...

This Is How to Never Forget to Take Your Meds Again

Effective HIV therapy depends on medication adherence. That means taking your medication at the same time each day. Strict adherence to one’s HIV regimen will reduce the risk of...

This Is Why Gender Hurts Some People

If you think redefining gender is a 21st century phenomenon, think again. On the contrary, notions of gender are really artificial constructs that have changed over time. So why...

These Are the 6 Best Gay-Friendly Silent Meditation Retreats

Speech is silver, but silence is golden — or so the saying goes. So, we found six places you can go for the gold. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by life’s seemingly endless...

This Is Why New York Is a Top Queer Coffee Destination

New York’s obsession with coffee is legendary and well-documented in Erin Meister’s New York City: A Caffeinated History. Historically, Lower Manhattan was the coffee district...

You Need to Know the Truth about These 7 PrEP Myths

As an important advisory panel votes to recommend the first new drug option that could be used for preventing HIV with PrEP, we double check the facts about taking the medication....

This Is What It’s Like When You Have to Cancel Your Garden Party

In a city with a rich culture of urban gardening, Sebastian and his fiancé want to celebrate the work they put into their bit of earth. Unfortunately it RSVPs to their party as...

Here’s How You Can Find Your Way to the Best Body Yet

It seems like every LGBTQ person we talk to is obsessed with fitness. but when there are so many options available, finding what works  for you can seem overwhelming. In April...

This Is How Having a Pet Can Help You Get Healthy

Any LGBTQ pet owner will gladly boast about the exponential ways their furry friends makes their lives better. But experts are increasingly discovering ways in which animal...

This Is How Couples Work out Working out Together

After years of embracing decidedly contrasting fitness routines, husbands Wade and Gary attempt to embrace one another’s regimens of choice. My husband Gary and I spend...

6 Super Simple Tips to Promote Healthy Sleep

Sleepless nights can lead to more than frustration — leaving you feeling dull, depressed and forgetful — not to mention at risk for health problems including high blood...