The "official" statistical analysis
When LifeLube launched our “How are You Healthy” campaign, we posted a survey on the site to ask that very question. 131 of you ‘Lubers answered (thanks! You’re the best!), and the results are in – there are tons of ways that the homos are healthy.
Respondents were able to choose as many items that fit (see list below) and we’re happy to report that the number one way LifeLubers are healthy is by having good friends (77%) to share their ups and downs. One of the reasons LifeLube exists is to highlight ways we can build and maintain healthy relationships among gay men as well as a bigger, stronger gay community. It also shows that, contrary to popular opinion, the gay community is not focused simply on sexual and physical health, but also on mental and emotional well-being. Other popular answers included making time to have a bit of fun in your life (60%), avoiding drama (50%), letting little things go (50%), and meditation (29%).
Of course, no gay is complete without a bit of physical activity – more than 55% of you stay active, 38% go to the gym, and 23% like to bike instead of drive. Participants also made sure to see their doc on a regular basis (59%) and get tested for HIV and other STDs (48%).
There are other ways LifeLubers strive to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Respondents brush and floss (68%), practice moderation (60%), healthy eating (58%), and safe sex (31%). Rock on LifeLubers, and keep tellin us How You are Healthy.
Here are the exact results from the poll, in the order it was presented. The first number is the number of people who indicated a specific activity was a way in which they stay healthy, and the second number is the percentage in terms of the total amount of participants (= 131.)
good lovin' = 65 (49%)
eat sensibly = 77 (58%)
feed my soul = 61 (46%)
go to the gym = 51 (38%)
take the stairs = 89 (67%)
make time for play = 79 (60%)
don't sweat the small stuff = 66 (50%)
get tested = 63 (48%)
bike instead of drive = 31 (23%)
meditate 38 = (29%)
wrap it up = 41 (31%)
avoid drama = 66 (50%)
brush and floss = 90 (68%)
see my doc = 78 (59%)
good friends = 102 (77%)
stay active = 73 (55%)
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