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:
Plan in decades. Think in years. Work in months. Live in days.
Keep focused on your goals and targets by following this phrase. Plan: write down where you would like to be in 5 years and 10 years. Think what you need to achieve annually to get to this goal. Work in months; take each month as a set period of time to build new habits towards these goals, challenge yourself, what could you achieve in one month? Live in days, you have the plan, all you need to do is stick to it and enjoy each day of working towards your goal. Each day of sticking to your plan brings you a day closer to achieving your targets. Try to improve a little everyday, eventually you will find yourself exactly where you want to be.
Breathe - 7/11 is a technique where you breathe in for a count of 7 and breathe out for a count of 11. Do it wherever and whenever you need to relax and regain composure.
Kale. We all know that this simple looking, leafy green is a ‘superfood’ but what makes it so good for you? Here are just a few of the health benefits you can gain from eating Kale. Kale is a low calorie, high fibre and high iron vegetable. It is high in Vitamin K which can aid bone health and help people suffering from Alzheimer’s. It is filled with antioxidants and is anti-inflammatory. It is high in Vitamins A and C which are great for your skin, your immune system, your metabolism and your hydration. It is also high in calcium which can help maintain cartilage and joint flexibility. Why not try freezing it and then popping it your morning smoothie for a fresh boost to start your day?
Do you have things that make you happy that you keep putting off for a rainy day? Do you wish you had time to read or draw but never find the time? Don't wait for a big chunk of time to suddenly appear in your diary, try to sit down and do those things everyday. Even just spending 5 minutes doing something that truly relaxes you and makes you happy, can make you feel less rushed and change our approach to your day.