“Healthy Mind, Healthy Body” was presented on April 11th, 2016 at the Office of HIV Planning as part of the LGBT Elder Initiative’s HIV & Aging series. This program was the third program in the LGBT Elder Initiative’s new five-part series on aging with HIV. Content for the program was planned by the LGBTEI’s HIV & Aging Community Advisory Committee, a group of LGBT HIV+ older adults who have been planning the curriculum for this new series.

“Healthy Mind, Healthy Body” focused on the many ways that HIV+ older adults can lead healthy lifestyles, both by improving the ways they care for their physical as well as nurturing their spirituality and emotional wellness.

“Healthy Mind, Healthy Body” was presented by the LGBT Elder Initiative and sponsored by the AIDS Activities Coordinating Office (AACO).

Watch the full program in our Video Library

In the media
LGBTEI ramping up programming with three April events
http://www.epgn.com/news/local/10244-lgbtei-ramping-up-programming-with-three-april-events

Nutrition

AIDS.gov
Nutrition and Food Safety
https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/staying-healthy-with-hiv-aids/taking-care-of-yourself/nutrition-and-food-safety/

AVERT
Taking care of yourself when living with HIV
http://www.avert.org/living-with-hiv/health-wellbeing/taking-care-of-yourself

aidsmap
Healthy Eating
http://www.aidsmap.com/Healthy-eating/page/2029215/

The Well Project
Nutrition and HIV
http://www.thewellproject.org/hiv-information/nutrition-and-hiv

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Food Safety for People with HIV/AIDS
http://www.fda.gov/food/foodborneillnesscontaminants/peopleatrisk/ucm312669.htm

The Body
Diet, Nutrition & HIV/AIDS
http://www.thebody.com/index/dietnut.html

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Diet and Nutrition for People with HIV
http://www.hiv.va.gov/patient/daily/diet/index.asp

U.S. National Library of Medicine
Living with HIV/AIDS: Diet, Nutrition, and Food Safety
https://aids.nlm.nih.gov/topic/1141/living-with-hiv-aids/1144/diet,-nutrition,-and-food-safety

Exercise

AIDS.gov
Get up and get moving!
https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/staying-healthy-with-hiv-aids/taking-care-of-yourself/exercise/

HIV Plus Mag
10 Best Fitness Tips for People With HIV
http://www.hivplusmag.com/treatment/2015/03/04/how-get-or-stay-fit-when-you-have-health-issues

aidsmap
Exercise
http://www.aidsmap.com/Exercise/page/1188930/

POZ
Exercise Guidelines Published for People with HIV Over 50
https://www.poz.com/article/hiv-exercise-aging-20989-9864

U.S. National Library of Medicine
Living with HIV/AIDS: Exercise and Physical Fitness
https://aids.nlm.nih.gov/topic/1141/living-with-hiv-aids/1146/exercise-and-physical-fitness

The Well Project
Physical Activity, Exercise, and HIV
http://www.thewellproject.org/hiv-information/physical-activity-exercise-and-hiv

Mental Health

National Institute of Mental Health
HIV/AIDS and Mental Health
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/hiv-aids/hiv-aids-and-mental-health.shtml

AIDS.gov
Mental Health
https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/staying-healthy-with-hiv-aids/taking-care-of-yourself/mental-health/

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Women’s Health
Mental Health and HIV/AIDS
https://www.womenshealth.gov/hiv-aids/living-with-hiv-aids/mental-health-and-hiv-aids.html

American Psychological Association
HIV and psychiatric comorbidities: What do we know and what can we do?
http://www.apa.org/pi/aids/resources/exchange/2013/01/comorbidities.aspx

aidsinfo.net
Depression and HIV
http://www.aidsinfonet.org/fact_sheets/view/558

POZ
HIV and Depression
https://www.poz.com/basics/hiv-basics/hiv-depression

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
How to Get Mental Health Help
https://www.mentalhealth.gov/get-help/index.html

Spirituality and HIV

The Body
Spirituality and Living with HIV
http://www.thebody.com/content/art32339.html

verywell
The Role of Religion and Spirituality in HIV
https://www.verywell.com/hiv-religion-and-spirituality-49455

LGBT Aging Center
Religion, Spirituality, and Older Adults with HIV: Critical Personal and Social Resources for an Aging Epidemic
http://www.lgbtagingcenter.org/resources/resource.cfm?r=300

healthtalk.org
Holistic health & HIV
http://www.healthtalk.org/peoples-experiences/chronic-health-issues/hiv/holistic-health-hiv

TIME
How Meditation May Help People With HIV
http://time.com/3548563/transcendental-meditation-hiv-aids/

Community Resources

Hartbody Fitness
http://hartbody.com/

Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania
http://www.mhasp.org/

Mazzoni Center
https://mazzonicenter.org

Therapy Center of Philadelphia
http://therapycenterofphila.org

Jefferson Hospital Mindfulness Institute
http://hospitals.jefferson.edu/departments-and-services/mindfulness-institute/

The Penn Program for Mindfulness
https://www.pennmedicine.org/for-patients-and-visitors/find-a-program-or-service/mindfulness

Siloam
http://www.siloamwellness.org/