The stand-up paddle boarding pioneer (and Men’s Journal fitness columnist) talks about his next great quest — riding waves underwater.
When it comes to laughter yoga, faking it ‘til you make it is just fine.
At least, that’s what Vishwa Prakash said at the start of the session that HuffPost’s health news editor Amanda Chan and I wandered into recently.
It was one of a few guidelines Prakash offered, as well as keeping our eyes locked on our fellow attendees, some 20 men and women dressed in street clothes and standing in a circle in his textile design company’s midtown Manhattan offices.
This video, shown at SAMHSA’s 8th annual Prevention Day in February 2012, recognizes the work of Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), Healthy Connections to prevent substance abuse, suicide, and HIV infectionamong gay male youth and adults. GMHC, Healthy Connections, located in New York City, reaches out to gay and questioning male youth and young adults, particularly African-American males ages 12 to 17 and 18 to 24, who are at risk for substance abuse, HIV infection, and suicide. Healthy Connections provides prevention and intervention strategies and HIV testing. A facilitator travels to areas throughout New York City where the target population congregates and initiates conversations with individuals in these areas; during the conversations, the facilitator explains prevention services to gauge whether the individuals may be interested in participating. Outreach and informational palm cards are also provided at bars and clubs. Contact information is collected from young men who have sex with men interested in any of the services. Visit http://www.gmhc.org for more information about GMHC and its prevention programming.
Coming out can be a difficult process for any teenager. According to Scott Heggart, it’s even harder when you’re an athlete.
The Canadian-born Heggart, now 21 and a first-year communications student at the University of Ottawa, told the Ottawa Citizen he began to understand his sexuality in 7th grade, but feared that he would have to stop playing football, basketball, softball and hockey if he came out. “I’d started to understand who I was, what it meant,” he recalled. “The worst thing, from my teammates’ perspective, was to be gay.”
Though he came out to his supportive family at age 15, Heggart says an even bigger challenge lay ahead: revealing his sexuality to his teammates. So instead, he opted to document his coming out experience anonymously by posting videos on YouTube, one new clip every day for a year from 2008-2009. Said his mother Julie, who was initially concerned by her son’s decision: “It was a place where he could be himself and share his struggles and his conflicts and everything he was going through with this broader community.”
In the video series, Heggart speaks poignantly about the process, and takes on other topics like religion, same-sex marriage, the so-called “ex-gay” movement and other topics. When he finally did come out to teammates and classmates by posting a photo of himself with his new boyfriend, Brock, on Facebook and changing his relationship status, Heggart says he received “respect and support.” He now says the 2011 suicide of Jamie Hubley, a 15-year-old gay Canadian teen, inspired him to go public about his YouTube identity.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture with San Francisco’s Eric Kerr.
• Diminished Fine Lines and Wrinkles
• Increased Collagen Production
• Brighter Eyes
• Lifted Eyelids
• Reduced Under Eye Bags and Puffiness
• Enhanced Skin Tone
• Tightened Pores
• Improved Facial Muscle Tone
• Increased Moisture
• Reduced Scar Tissue
As part of our health video series we visit with San Francisco Acupuncturist Eric Kerr who practices out of The Blue Buddha that’s nestled in a classic San Francisco building, just a few steps away from the bustling Polk Street corridor, rests a sanctuary created just for you. An intimate space that feels like home.” We first discuss with Eric his exciting new treatment he is offering, “Facial Rejuvenation” Acupuncture.”
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture helps the whole body look and feel younger. Acupuncture needles are inserted into the facial skin to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles and tighten loose skin by stimulating the production of collagen – softening lines and preventing future wrinkles.
By addressing the emotional, mental and physical stresses that cause disease and accelerate aging, this Constitutional Facelift goes beyond mere cosmetics and deals directly with the health of the body’s largest organ – the skin.
This non-invasive process costs less than surgical procedures, is less toxic than medications, and draws upon the ancient Chinese wisdom related to longevity and overall balance. After the first treatment, experience a glowing complexion – feel and look “well rested.”"
We have a short Q & A to discuss this treatment’s benefits and how to prepare your self for your appointment.
Find Eric on FACEBOOK:http://www.facebook.com/AcupunKerr
I’m not buying it all , but an interesting and thought provoking viewing.
What are men’s issues? Watch this short flash video to get a beginning concept. Societal forces like chivalry, misandry and the onerous male sex function of give and shield have been having the unfortunate consequence of obscuring the demands of guys. This brief video will give you an introductory glimpse of some men’s issues. Some resources: Fiebert Bibliography examines examines 282 scholarly investigations: 218 empirical studies and 64 critiques and/or analyses, which demonstrate that girls are as physically aggressive, or much more aggressive, than men in their relationships with their spouses or male partners. The aggregate sample size in the reviewed research exceeds 369800. http://www.csulb.edu A Voice for Men avoiceformen.com yrsiliconvalley.org
When you come to think about it, some of the most well put together physiques are on men involved in stereotypical more “feminine” sports or activities: ballet, gymnastics, diving and broadway acting. Food for thought. Here we sit in on a personal training session with Priscilla Queen of the Desert star Nick Adams.
You may have already given up on your New Year’s resolution to get into shape but we’re here to get you back on track! Broadway.com has rounded up the most beautiful, buff and brawny bodies on the Great White Way for a new video series called Body by Broadway. Broadway.com reporter Danica Daniel headed to Gold’s Gym in New York City for a personal training session with Priscilla Queen of the Desert star Nick Adams. Between “cooter slams” and crunches, Adams put us through the paces while revealing the get-fit tricks he uses to score his rock-hard physique. Broadway stars may be born, but Broadway bodies are definitely made.
Food for thought.
Deepak talks about self-empowerment, consciousness, energy, our connection to each other and the universe. As a global leader and pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine, Deepak Chopra is the Founder of the Chopra Foundation and the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. Heralded by Time Magazine as the “poet-prophet of alternative medicine,” Chopra transforms the way the world views physical, mental,emotional, spiritual, and social wellness. Known as a prolific author of over sixty-four books with eighteen New York Times best sellers in both the fiction and non-fiction categories, his books have been published in more than eighty-five languages. His New York Times bestsellers, “Peace Is the Way ” received the Religion and Spirituality Quill Award in 2005, and”The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life” was awarded the 2005 Nautilus Grand Prize. FINS — Wall Street Journal, mentioned his book, “The Soul of Leadership”, as one of five best business books to read for your career.
A well-rounded gay men’s health blog needs some skin to balance things out. The key to life is balance. You may have first laid your eyes on this gay military man, alias “AreYouSurprised,” who has a YOUTUBE channel dedicated to his journey of coming out. He gained an enormous amount of attention when he posted a video of himself coming out to his father live on camera. Today his YOUTUBE channel has a different tune, and he has variety of fun health and fitness tips, all in good spirit.
In the video below he gives us a rundown of what he eats for an average breakfast when at home. ”I want to offer non biased free advice to everyone. I will not promote any products, but if you want to encourage me to do more videos, HERE is the link to my tip jar. I hope to use the money to open my own gym some day.” And the crowd goes aweeeeee!