Health & Fitness
Shape Singapore

Shape Singapore May 2019

Shape Singapore is the country's leading active lifestyle guide for women. Packed with useful health, fitness, nutrition and beauty tips, Shape Singapore addresses every concern of the busy modern woman. Every feature is based on extensive research and expert opinions to give our readers information and advice they can trust.

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2 min.
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Group Editor-In-Chief Caroline Ngui (nguislc@sph.com.sg) Group Editor Raymond Goh (raygoh@sph.com.sg) EDITORIAL Editor Estelle Low (sylow@sph.com.sg) Writer Peh Yi Wen (yiwenpeh@sph.com.sg) ART Art Directors Ray Christian Ticsay (rayt@sph.com.sg) Michael Chian (cmichael@sph.com.sg) Ashruddin Sani (ashdin@sph.com.sg) Jason Tan (jasontan@sph.com.sg) PHOTO Chief Photographer Veronica Tay (verontay@sph.com.sg) Executive Photographers Frenchescar Lim (frenchl@sph.com.sg) Tan Wei Te (tanweite@sph.com.sg) Supervising Video Photographer Leon Kiong (leonkw@sph.com.sg) Photographers Angela Guo (angelag@sph.com.sg) Darren Chang (darrenc@sph.com.sg) Vee Chin (veechin@sph.com.sg) Phyllicia Wong (wanglx@sph.com.sg) Videographer Gong Yimin (gongym@sph.com.sg) Alicia Chong (achong@sph.com.sg) Senior Administrative Executive Wendy Wong (wwong@sph.com.sg) VIDEO LAB Video Lab Graphic Designers Felicia Liew Muhammad Firdaus Mahadi Sherry Leung BRAND LAB Brand Lab Director Ong Ting Nee (tingnee@sph.com.sg) Editor Grace Chua (cshgrace@sph.com.sg) Associate Editor Shairah Thoufeekh Ahamed (stahamed@sph.com.sg) Senior Writer Nida Seah (seahnida@sph.com.sg) Assistant Project Manager Nurasyidah Abdul Razak (nsyidah@sph.com.sg) Senior Art Director Neccol Woo (neccolw@sph.com.sg) Art Directors Kim Wong (kimwong@sph.com.sg) Stephanie Teo (stephteo@sph.com.sg) EDITORIAL SUPPORT Senior Manager, Administration and Editorial Support Unit Juliana Chong (julianac@sph.com.sg) Administrative Assistant Ho…

1 min.
motherhood is not the end of your life

For the fitness junkies, weight watchers and adventure seekers, becoming a mum can almost feel like a life sentence – the end of your well-planned workout routines, the downslope of your clean diet, the death of your free-spirited travels. Yes, being a mum is tough. While those seem like inevitable knock-on effects of motherhood, remember this: You are in charge. And you’re definitely not alone. We are here to make your pipe dream of staying fit, healthy and emotionally fulfilled come true. In celebration of Mother’s Day on May 12, we’ve come up with a Motherhood Survival Guide, with concrete strategies on how to sneak in exercise with baby no matter where you are (pg 40), cooking prep tricks to make sure your meals are as nutritious as your kid’s (pg 48),…

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1 min.
sound vibes

Music is known to soothe the soul, but it doesn’t have to be limited to your favourite pop or classical tunes. Gaining mainstream popularity is singing bowl therapy, which is offered at various wellness studios and yoga classes as part of meditation practice. Different sizes of bowls made of bell metal – also known as Tibetan singing bowls – are played by striking or rotating a mallet around the outside rim to produce deep, resounding notes. Recent studies have found singing bowl therapy to be effective in improving mood, reducing anxiety and pain, as well as enhancing spiritual well-being, to name a few benefits. If you’re often stressed or suffer from chronic aches, no harm giving this a shot. To experience this sound therapy as part of a holistic spa…

5 min.
vibrate your way to wellness

I’m a big believer of science. I adhere to a diet of what most call “superfoods” – eggs, fish, dark leafy greens, whole grains, green tea… you get the drift – because these foods have been proven to be highly nutritious and linked to many health benefits. As for workouts, I’m currently into high-intensity interval training, where I push my body as hard as I can for fixed intervals with minimal rest in between. Why? Research has consistently found HIIT to be more effective for fat burn than steady-state cardio. So when Spa Esprit launched Super Vibrator, a therapy that “promises to recentre your energy and rebalance you from the inside-out using a combination of touch (massage), scent (customised essential oil blend) and sound (Tingsha cymbals and Tibetan singing bowl)”, I…