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.

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...

What to Do When Diet and Exercise Won’t Shed Excess Weight

You can hit the elliptical every day, get plenty of rest, eat more mind-fully than Madonna and still not lose that stubborn belly fat. Want to get rid of it anyway?...

New American Recipes from the Nation’s Top Foreign-Born Chefs

A Place at the Table: New American Recipes from the Nation’s Top Foreign-Born Chefs Edited by Gabrielle Langholtz & Rick Kinsel; Prestel Press; $40.00 Despite rabid...

This Is the Ultimate Way to Get Fit like You Did in Gym Class

Phys Ed wasn’t all frustrating rope climbs and locker room towel-snapping. We look at the history of some of the sports we played then — and how they can help us burn calories...

This Is How Trans Men Can Achieve Ultimate Fitness

Body image can be a big issue for transgender men. A recent study found as many as 40% of young trans men and gender non-conforming people have diagnosed with eating disorders....