Welcome to balance
Hi I’m Paul, owner and creator of balance, the place to come if you want lasting health, fitness and happiness. Balance is dedicated to the art of sustainability; teaching you the habits of those who have great physical fitness and shape, are healthy, energised and have a positive sense of mental wellbeing. What is it that they do to look and feel that way?
The balance method identifies the key habits you need to join them and most importantly, shows you the things they do to make it last.
Sustainability runs through the heart of balance and it’s not just about making changes stick, it’s also about looking after our beautiful planet at the same time. All of the habits of balance consider sustainability when it comes to the environment, allowing both you and the planet to be fitter, healthier and happier.
Balance is about looking good and feeling good, but its also about doing good. Wherever possible I try to link what balance does to local charities. It’s also about getting out into nature and socialising so be sure to look out for upcoming events.
Online wellbeing programmes and opportunities to get active - free and highly sociable walks, runs and bike rides coming soon. Subscribe to my newsletter for the latest info and much more on how to find your balance
A little more about balance
As you’ve seen, balance is all about building lasting habits. That’s because the balance method is built around three key beliefs:
1) The largest part of your health is down to your most frequent and recent behaviours - It’s the things you do day in, day out that have the biggest impact on your physical and mental wellbeing
2) You have the power - you’re in control. Small changes to your habits can make a big difference and because it’s all about the long game, there’s no need for rushing or quick fixes. Instead it’s about making changes that stick.
3) There is no failure, only feedback - Learning to get away from an all or nothing approach is key to balance. One bad meal, one bad day, one bad week, even one bad month doesn’t matter. You simply learn from your mistakes and get back to better habits for lasting health, fitness and happiness.
The method uses a holistic approach, underpinned by 52 separate behaviours across the four elements of balance:
think - the psychological and behaviour change element of health and wellbeing. We use effective behaviour change techniques to help you get your head in the right place for change and provide you with a range of psychological tools to help you better manage your mental wellbeing
eat - the nutrition element, consisting of our Ten Steps to a Balanced Diet to help you make simple changes to your eating and drinking habits and achieve lasting results
live - the lifestyle elements often overlooked, including sleep, stress management, smoking, socialising and learning
move - the physical exercise element, providing you with effective and balanced exercise challenges and programmes and covering everything from everyday activities to structured workouts at home, in the gym or outdoors