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:
Calm your mind. We have approximately 50,000 - 70,000 thoughts per day, that's about 35 and 48 per minute! The scariest part? Most of these thoughts are negative, repetitive and have no purpose. No wonder we can feel overwhelmed. Try these things to create small distractions for yourself when you find yourself thinking these negative thoughts: 1. Think the opposite, reflecting the thought and turning on it's head is a simple way to stop the negativity. 2. Physical Movement, allows you to get out of your head and makes you instantly feel great! 3. Think of the misery it causes, when you worry, you suffer twice. Look at your thoughts and see what they are costing you. 4. Distancing - let your thoughts go, you might have a thought, but you have the choice whether you want to spend time or attention on it or not, just acknowledge and let them go.
Are you standing properly? Posture is essential to keeping your body healthy and strong. Bear your weight on the balls of your feet, keep your knees soft and slightly bent and your legs shoulder width apart. Let your arms hang naturally and relaxed down the sides of your body. Hold your stomach muscles tightly to support your core and keep your ear lobes in line with your shoulders. Pull your shoulders back so there is no rounding in the upper back. - Practice everyday to make this posture come naturally to you!
Pumpkin seeds are power-houses for nutritional benefits and are perfectly portable making them great for a quick snack at work. They are full of magnesium which helps support healthy blood pressure and zinc which can help improve your sleep, mood and male sexual function. They are full of healthy omega-3 fats, antioxidants and fibres which provide benefits for heart and liver health.