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 days to make a habit and 21 days to break habit.
This week we focus on 4 simple ideas to get you started:
Ever tried mindful walking? Walking mindfully can help expand your everyday mindfulness, meditation is a skill and practice makes perfect. Mindful walking can also increase awareness of your intention, it gives you a chance to reflect on your 'why' and time to get perspective. Get outside and reconnect with your environment, slow down and turn your attention to your self and your body. Take a walk alone to really engage with yourself and help build your sense of independence.
HIIT - the benefits of high intensity interval training are big. The aim is to increase your heart rate to consistently high levels for the entirety of your workout, so that you enter the fat-burning state. Your metabolism stays raised for hours after a HIIT workout meaning those calories just keep falling off even when you're not working out!
Bananas! Whilst being extremely delicious, bananas also provide a myriad of health benefits! They contain several essential nutrients that can be beneficial to the heart, digestion and weight loss. Bananas can also help overcome depression due to high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin. Bananas can also support your workout - eat one before your workout to give you energy and to sustain your blood sugar. Bananas can also help protect against muscle cramps. GO bananas!
The power of independence. Whilst it is vital to have connections in your life, like family, friends, it’s really good to feel confident about doing things on your own! Enjoy your own company, take control of your own destiny. It can be empowering when you realise you are the one in control of what happens and how you choose to live. Gain perspective on your life, things you might not usually notice when you are in a big group - sit somewhere quiet and calmly take everything in. Make decisions for yourself, you have the opportunity to make things happen the way you want them to. Never doubt yourself.