At Form we believe a holistic approach to health and wellbeing is vital. However, we know this isn’t always easy. Information we are provided with online is ever-changing, leaving us confused as to whether what we are eating really is good for us or whether we have been heavily influenced by those with vested interests in new products/fads. Ensuring that we have the most up-to-date and factual resources and information can be hard, so we have developed a new approach helping you to simplify every element of your health and wellbeing.
Form 360 takes you back to basics, taking 4 key elements: Mind, Body, Soul and Nutrition.
Each week we will highlight 4 key thoughts/actions to help you to nurture each of these aspects of your health and wellbeing, ensuring you can make small steps of progress every week. We believe that every week should start on a high, creating new resolutions for ourselves and forever building and strengthening good habits that allow us to form a healthy and happy lifestyle.
Remember: it takes 21 to make a habit and 21 days to break habit
This week we focus on 4 simple ideas to get you started:
1. Mind - Focus on one thing at a time
Today’s lifestyle often requires us to manage several different tasks at once - we constantly feel like we’re juggling and our brain is on overdrive, but did you know that it is literally impossible for your brain to multitask? In order to accomplish a task to the best of our ability it is vital that we focus on one task at a time. By focusing on that one thing and switching off any distractions we allow our brain to work clearly and efficiently - often allowing us to achieve even more than we originally set out to! This week try setting specific, time-constrained goals, set aside time for each task and stick to it!
2. Body - Preparation is key
Physical fitness keeps us healthy and happy. Often we feel too tired or too rushed to ensure we spend enough time keeping ourselves physically fit. The secret to sticking to your goals? - Preparation. If you prepare in advance what you plan to do in the gym, or what you plan to eat throughout the day, you are more likely to push yourself to achieve your plan and less likely to skip the gym altogether. This week try making a 7 day workout plan - 7 days is long enough time to see results and short enough time to make sure you don’t fall off the wagon! Use Sunday night to prepare yourself for the following week.
3. Nutrition - Eat more nuts
Nuts are a secret weapon to your health and fitness goals. Although they are high in fat, it is the kind of fat your body needs. Nuts are incredibly nutritious and healthy, full of magnesium, vitamin E and fibre. Nuts are powerful little things to add to your diet, encouraging weight-loss, fighting type-2 diabetes and heart disease. If this wasn’t enough, they also help speed up your metabolism too. Eat a handful as a mid-morning snack or add them to salads for added crunch!
4. Soul - Fika
By now we have all heard of the benefits of the Danish concept of Hygge, but how about the Swedish concept of Fika? It’s basic meaning is “to have coffee”, often with pastries, cookies or pie. It’s a yummy way to take some time out from your day and enjoy some of life’s simplest pleasures. If you happen to be in Sweden this week to test out the concept of Fika, be sure to accompany your coffee with a Saffron bun - it doesn’t get much more hygge than this!