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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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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),…

1 min.
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1 min.
shape buzz

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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…

11 min.
home jaime's ground

Jaime just turned 42 in April, but you would never guess it from her taut, glowing skin. And from the way she jumps and planks and twists in the slew of workout videos she’s put up on her Instagram page (@jmeteo). If you haven’t seen her account before, log on now for some serious fitspiration. Warning: It’s gonna be addictive. You won’t just see her burning a year’s worth of calories, but also her pretty bakes, awe-inspiring paintings, and envy-inducing music making that involves playing the piano and guitar, as well as singing. If all these sound like superhuman achievements, it’s because they are. Many of us plan fancy bucket lists, only to chuck them because “there’s no time” or “it’s too hard”. In Jaime’s world, nothing is too time-consuming, or too…