It's more than the gym. Whether you're taking your first yoga class, choosing healthier foods or deciding to quit smoking, physical health is an important part of gay men's lives. This section provides resources, articles and information about how you can live a longer, healthier life. We also have listings for our Professional Volunteers who specialize in physical health.
Outdoor Summer Fitness Groups for Gay Guys
It’s a great time to get out and get healthy with HIM’s annual outdoor Fruit Camps…
Homophobia....differing individual or societal beliefs....or just having a different emotional or mental make-up than ours....
Going to WinterPride at Whistler this year?
The guys at HIM are back at it providing a jam packed calendar of events for 2013!
I know I don't look good at the gym - I acknowledge that it looks like someone tried to drown me with my clothes on when I exercise
Let's face it; in our community the gym is like church to many. But not everyone has the time or money to spend every waking hour lifting weights
Health agencies are beginning to warn the people about a new threat to the public - BathSalts.
In the discussion around gay men's health, a lot of time is devoted to telling guys where they can and can't stick their dicks.
Most guys like to talk about their successes when it comes to their body or body image.
Want to take better care of yourself? One easy way to improve your physical health is to have a primary care provider or 'family doctor'
Have you ever felt the need to justify little indulgences in your diet?
Please welcome the newest addition to the HIM family: HUSTLE Men on the Move!
I'm usually a little skeptical of articles with numbers in the titles – like 9 Sex Positions you have to try or 3 reasons why you have to shower –
Gay men experience different rates of certain types of cancer because of our risk factors
What you eat is just as important as when you eat and many guys have a hard time swallowing that
What are you doing this weekend?
There’s so much to do so little time this summer
The 2nd GLISA North America Outgames will be held from July 25th to July 31st right here in Vancouver
THE 2011 NORTH AMERICA OUTGAMES COVERAGE AIR TIMES ON SHAW TV, SHAW DIRECT, & OUTtv
So far I have covered three of the four primary components of fitness.
Flexibility is one of the most overlooked components of fitness.
Muscular capacity is one of the four components of fitness, which refers to endurance, strength, and power of our muscles.
Diabetes is a condition that affects roughly 3 million Canadians. However some of these are unable to afford the equipment to properly manage
Hopefully you’ve given some thought about setting your S.M.A.R.T. fitness goal; you’ve been given the green light by your family doctor to get started
We’ve all thought about getting into shape. Maybe it was putting on a favorite pair of jeans that just didn’t seem to fit right anymore
Our first Running clinic in conjunction with Vancouver Frontrunners ended last week with a celebration brunch on the waterfront.
In light of outbursts made by Kobe Bryant and Joakim Noah, this edition of Gaily World News Briefs is dedicated to gays and their supporters in sports.
Let’s face it, the elliptical machine feeds on your will to live. Those things are completely soul destroying. The other day, as I pushed, pulled, and glided in the gym, I realized that was staring at the sun out the window. What was I doing? It’s spring. I should be running outside!
Do you feel like you're bogged down or having difficulty with some aspects of your life?
I have typed the words “gay men” or “lesbians” into Google many times in my life for one reason or another. Once I get past the porn, the most common search results I see are those referencing clubs, bars, and parties around town. Are we really a population of party crazed alcoholics as my computer would have us believe?
Diabetes affects over 3 million Canadians and is definitely no stranger to the gay community.
As gay men, most of us are probably very familiar with the intense, euphoric, eye-rolling sensation that our prostate can give us when it’s rubbed the right way.
Most people seem to think that loading their grocery carts with healthy foods is going to cost them a fortune.
Yes summer is still a good six months away, but judging from a recent article I read on getting your body into shape and getting those pumptastic muscles ready for show time, you better start now!
Getting In Touch With Your Penis
Being gay, we love penis(es).
A lot of guys have anger management issues, including me.
In the end, I think you have to accept, the way that many Jews have had to accept, that we gays will always be hated more than most.
When it comes to health, gay men and straight men are the same - NOT
Keeping (Gay) New Years Resolutions
Hangovers are great times to reflect. So in the wake of an autumn hangover I decided to evaluate my 2010 resolutions.
Who needs a good excuse to quit? How about 20,000 reasons?
Recent studies have shown that, unsurprisingly, gay guys are still sucking a lot more than their straight counterparts.
There are a lot of resources online regarding H1N1. Here are some links that will answer a lot of the frequently asked questions you may have around ‘swine flu’.
I’ve always known the importance of regular hygiene, such as bathing regularly, brushing your teeth and - perhaps most importantly - wearing clean underwear, whether they be boxer shorts or something more saucy, like a thong.
Trucks can be cute, sexy, rusty, new, old, up-on-blocks; the variety is endless. Like our bodies. High performance is good, but it requires upkeep and good fuel. Like a high performance vehicle, our own bodies convert fuel/food into energy.
I spent last summer on Vancouver Island. I was surrounded by water; but they were rainless months. Elsewhere, vast parts of the province were on fire, in particular the Okanagan.
Could you imagine waking up with your nuts tied in a knot? It could happen! ...well almost. Your nuts are suspended by spermatic cords within your sack (not a big revelation if you’ve ever played with your balls).
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