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Overtraining: A risk factor for injury

Health & Wellness

Recently I have found that I’m doing too much exercise. I got all excited about getting involved with a team sport, and I practiced days in a row leading up to a game. Because of ego, I ignored some red flags. The inevitable happened: My performance suffered, and I felt drained soreness. Then, as if that weren’t already enough, a couple days I did two full workouts in one day.

Beer After Exercise: Really, brah?

Health & Wellness

Oh, yay. Another fad. And this one is just as ridiculous as most of the others. In Charlotte there are bars offering yoga classes; yoga, bootcamp, and cardio studios offering classes outside of bars; obstacle course races selling beer at the finish line; and all sorts of other nonsense that places beer into the hands of people who have just exercised (sometimes very intensely).

5 Things to Know about HPV

Love & Lust 2017: Ways to stay sexually healthy as a gay man

If you’re gay and sexually active, there are some unique health issues that should be on your radar. Some health issues, such as STIs, can be universal, and none more so than HPV.

8 Patterns of Wellness — Part 6 of 8: Flexibility

Health & Wellness

In this series, I’m going to share some thoughts about the eight patterns that comprise the program that is Integre8t Wellness. With these fundamentals in place, you can expect to see enhanced results from your fitness plan.

8 Patterns of Wellness — Part 5 of 8: Conditioning

Health & Wellness

In this series, I’m going to share some thoughts about the 8 patterns that comprise the Integre8t Wellness program. With these fundamentals in place, you can expect to see enhanced results from your fitness plan. Parts 1-4 have covered breath, hydration, nutrition and strength. The fifth pattern is conditioning.

2017 brings progress on LGBTQ health

Affordable Care Act helps to cover more LGBTQ individuals

More than one year after marriage equality became the law of the land nationwide, President Barack Obama, Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell and my colleagues and I at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services continue to seize opportunities to improve the health and well-being of LBGTQ Americans.

South remains hotspot for HIV

Risks continue

From the vindication of “Patient Zero” to the discovery of an antibody that neutralizes 98 percent of HIV strains, 2016 ushered in significant breakthroughs in HIV research. HIV has reached every corner of the country and continues to affect 1.2 million Americans.