Health + Wellness

  • SUPPORT BLACK-OWNED: THE HEALTH AND WELLNESS LIST

    SUPPORT BLACK-OWNED: THE HEALTH AND WELLNESS LIST

    We'll keep this post short and simple, we all want to keep supporting black-owned businesses. So, as a black founded, ran, and owned business ourselves, BODY COMPLETE RX know's the importance of word-of-mouth amongst our community. So, we've put together a listicle of 11 Health and Wellness Black-owned brands to help promote awareness. Stay well ladies, this list includes everything from mental health, community, food, hair, sex toys, and menstrual care.         Supporting Black Motherhood, is Vancouver based wellness brand, Mumgry. They’re all about quote-on-quote the good stuff, and we agree. Mumgry says all of their products are, “plant-based,...

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  • RETURNING TO WORK? WE'VE GOT STRESS RELIEVING ADVICE TO HELP

    RETURNING TO WORK? WE'VE GOT STRESS RELIEVING ADVICE TO HELP

    The call to return to work has come, along with new guidelines, and what may be a lot of worry. Working during a pandemic could leave you feeling a range of emotions from relief to stress. We want to talk about what you can do to stay safe and manage your stress in the event that your office decides to reopen and return to work.    The National safety Council, has recommended some basic guidelines for returning to work, and we think they could go a long way in making returning employees feel a lot calmer:  The NSC recommends being respectful of...

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  • THE STRAIGHTFORWARD AND SIMPLE APPROACH TO VIRTUAL ACCOUNTABILITY

    THE STRAIGHTFORWARD AND SIMPLE APPROACH TO VIRTUAL ACCOUNTABILITY

    Your remote work life is here to stay, that means that you’ll be working in cozy shirts and shorts until at least until the end of the summer, but it also means you'll be accountable to your colleagues (and your boss) in ways you might not be accustomed to when it comes to communication, time, and setting priorities.    Accountability means being aware of your part in the company: you meet your deadlines, you’re available during working hours for teammates, and you communicate proactively and often. While you might not be going into the office, how you show up to work matters, perhaps...

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  • POWER YOUR WAY THROUGH SOCIAL DISTANCING BY GOSSIPING? GET THE SCOOP HERE

    POWER YOUR WAY THROUGH SOCIAL DISTANCING BY GOSSIPING? GET THE SCOOP HERE

    Gossiping Could Get You Through Social Distancing By Making You Feel Better       New research confirms what the loose-lipped amongst us already knew: Gossiping is good for you. Scientists from the University of Pavia have discovered that the brain releases significantly greater proportions of the hormone oxytocin when we gossip than when we engage in other forms of conversation. Oxytocin is often described as the pleasure hormone: it's released when we're aroused, during and after sex, during mother-child bonding, or when we touch each other.    "I work as a psychiatrist," explains lead author Dr Natascia Brondino over the...

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  • STAYING UP WAY TOO LATE? HERE’S HOW TO RESET THE CLOCK AND GET SOME Zzz’s

    STAYING UP WAY TOO LATE? HERE’S HOW TO RESET THE CLOCK AND GET SOME Zzz’s

    Successfully following through on most of our goals relies on numerous aspects, but sleep is undoubtedly close to being the number one factor. Who can get a good workout if their whole body feels sluggish? Our muscles recover and grow stronger with sleep, without rest we might not see the training results we want. More than that though, if we’re not getting sleep it impacts our mood in a tremendous way. You might stay up late working, but the sleepless nights are adding up and affecting your creativity. If any of this sounds familiar it might be for one of...

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  • ISOLATION GRIEVING IS REAL. HOW TO REALIGN WITH YOUR LIFE

    ISOLATION GRIEVING IS REAL. HOW TO REALIGN WITH YOUR LIFE

    It’s Saturday Morning, you woke up at 6a.m. to take the dog for a walk. Locking the front door you say, “Hi,”  to your elderly neighbor scooping dirt into her window planters. She smiles at you and you notice she has a gold front tooth. Odd you’ve never paid attention before, you smile back. You’re reading through the New York Times Morning Briefing, and see the Met Gala is going to have the biggest turn out it’s had in five years. You bump into a runner, panting, hot breath coming out in great clouds. You’re so startled you realize how...

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