inForm in 2020: Form’s Top 10 Stories From the Past Year
Here at Form Nutrition, we’ve always been interested in being more than just a supplements brand. This desire has led us into our charity work with Bansang Hospital in the Gambia, where a portion of every purchase you make goes towards the sterling work undertaken there. It’s led us to bio-degradable packaging, stone paper notebooks, and of course, to this article that you’re reading here.
For the uninitiated, inForm is our online magazine, designed to instil everything we want to learn and read about into bite-size guides, in-depth long-reads, and interviews with leaders in the field of wellness.
And while it’s been quite the annus horribilis for the world as a whole, upon looking back at all the articles we’ve published this year, we’re rather fond of the work that we’ve been able to share with you in 2020. So, here are the 10 most popular. Open them all up on your browser, grab a green tea (or a protein shake) and enjoy.
Has the Pandemic Started a New Dawn for Sustainable Fashion?
From Extinction Rebellion to ‘climate emergency’ being named word of the year, 2019 saw a huge, positive change in the public perception of sustainable fashion. But with that mainstream attention came a watered-down message, one that dramatically shifted back to the practical with the all-encompassing challenges forced upon fashion brands by the pandemic. In this long-read, we spoke to some leaders in the field on just how 2020 changed sustainable fashion, and what the industry has to do to adapt.
‘Your Camera Phone Is Our Weapon’: Light Watkins on Why We Need to Talk About Racism
From Killer Mike to Barack Obama, the powerful words passed into public discourse through the Black Lives Matter movement were a galvanising force for change. One account that particularly moved us was that of meditation teacher, international speaker, and friend of Form, Light Watkins whose video ‘For white people who are asking what can you do?’ was viewed over three million times this June. The following piece was an adaptation of that speech, alongside some extra original words Light kindly provided us.
Sign up To Our 7-Day Course on Sustainable Weight Loss
Ever since we started inForm, short email courses have been the bedrock of our content, offering extensive deep dives into topics ranging from veganism to hyped diets. This year we released four new courses, including these seven emails written by clinical psychologist Dr. Aria Campbell-Danesh that explores the science behind sustainable weight loss and how to maintain the positive behaviour patterns that will make a lasting impact on your health and wellbeing.
8 Foods and Vitamins to Help Boost Your Immune System
As the chances of catching a viral infection rose through the year, it became more important than ever to pack your diet with the foods and vitamins your body needs to help support your immune system.
Cycling Legend David Millar on Nutrition in Cycling
Anyone with even just a passing interest in bikes will know David Millar, a multiple Tour de France stage winner and one of the UK’s greatest riders. In this piece, Millar explores the changing role of nutrition in the sport, a topic he’s well placed to answer having forged a pro career through the wild days of the late 90s and early 00s into the nutrition-obsessed age of modern cycling.
Alice Liveing on Home Workouts and Adapting to the Lockdown
While Joe Wicks was out making himself the nation’s primary school PE teacher with his merrymaking Youtube workouts, personal trainer and best-selling author Alice Liveing was out doing the same on Instagram for millennial women. We spoke to the fitness superstar during the first lockdown about how she herself was adjusting, how to cope without the gym, and her ultimate home workout routine.
The Proats Starter Pack: How To Make Protein Porridge the Tasty Way
Proats; some of you will know what they are, others won’t. Quickly search the term on Instagram and you’ll find nearly 250,000 posts dedicated to the breakfast staple though. Food blogger and recipe developer Luce Hosier breaks down all you need to know about this brekkie staple, along with her top tips and recipes for perfecting your own.
Which Sugars Are Healthier Than The Others?
Sugar has been justifiably demonised for decades, but when it comes to the sweet stuff, not all is created equal. Here Form’s very own naturopathic nutritionist Vanessa Rohmig breaks down the health benefits (and cons) behind every sugar imaginable, from coconut and maple to aspartame and high fructose corn syrup.
How Will the Fitness Industry Adapt to ‘the New Normal’?
Before the pandemic hit, one person out of seven was a gym-goer in the UK, a figure that quickly fell to no one with the mass closures brought on by lockdown. In this long read, we spoke to industry insiders on how the fitness industry was adapting to the changes and what these pivots were influencing the future of working out.
Binge-Watch Yourself Smarter With These 10 Enlightening Netflix Documentaries
Let’s face it, lockdown would have been a whole lot harder without Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney Plus keeping us entertained. And there’s been a lot to keep us occupied in 2020. Here we break down the most enlightening and info-packed shows ready and waiting to be streamed.
Why and How the Stress of 2020 Led Us To Banana Bread
A YouGov poll found 53 percent of Brits had turned to baking during April and May this year, which in real terms added up to a massive 27 million of us. Furlough schemes, lack of commute time, and nowhere to go obviously meant more time for us to take up the hobby. But was there more to it than that? We spoke to some lockdown bakers about seeking solace in banana bread, as well as the head of the therapeutic baking course at the School of Artisan Food on how to bake with your mental health in mind.