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Shape Singapore June - July 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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in this issue

1 min.
the secret to being a fit girl is…

In the business of interviewing and featuring strong, successful and inspirational people, I’ve asked countless women: “What motivates you to keep up your fit and healthy lifestyle?” The answers vary, but they all boil down to this: Do it for yourself, because nobody else can. This issue of Shape is particularly close to my heart, as it features two personalities I have deep respect for. Our cover girl Kelsey Wells, who came to Singapore in April for FitnessFest by AIA 2019, made waves in the fitness world by rising above her body image issues to become an internationally recognised trainer who advocates self-love and acceptance before everything else. In her books, work out because you love yourself, eat healthy to nourish your body, and stop imposing unrealistic yardsticks on yourself. Flip…

1 min.
team shape in action...

1 min.
shape buzz

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1 min.
inspo on the go

Life can be tough, with each day bringing about a fresh set of challenges. But it doesn’t have to be unbearable – if you have a constant reminder that “you’ve got this”. We’re talking about beautiful pieces of jewellery that come with affirming messages and put out positive energies to give you clarity and strength. Trust us, in times of hardship, a glance at these slogans can help lift you up. Whether you’re looking to encourage a loved one who might be going through a tough time, or perhaps you’re stuck in a crossroad and you’re unsure of your journey, you can’t go wrong when you dress yourself with these jewellery pieces that can serve as your daily affirmation and inspiration.…

4 min.
find your drive

Motivation isn’t just a mental game. “Research is showing that what you eat, how much you sleep, and other factors can directly impact your drive,” says Daniel Fulford, an assistant professor and a clinical psychologist at Boston University. These physical influences affect what’s known as perception of effort, or how much work you think an action will take, which in turn can determine whether you keep pushing forward, Daniel says. Here’s how the process works: Your brain assesses the difficulty of a task or a goal based largely on your physiological state. “It uses signals, including how hungry or how tired you are, to determine if a physical activity is worth the effort required,” Daniel says. For instance, if you’re exhausted, your brain might evaluate going to the gym now as…

8 min.
a life transformed

Kelsey Wells is tearing up. It’s the end of her PWR Bootcamp session at Fitness Fest, where she led us through a satisfyingly sweaty session of strength training exercises. Between squat jumps, she cried out encouragement over the pounding music. But now that the pain is over, she’s visibly in the grip of emotion as she guides us through stretches to cool down. “Thank you all so much,” she exclaims, voice cracking slightly. “Keep showing up for yourself, every day.” After the session, fans rushed in droves to get a picture with her. That same day, Kelsey would share multiple Instagram stories of her time in Singapore with her 2.1 million followers. What’s particularly incredible is that this is a woman who claimed she couldn’t do a sit-up four years ago. Pre-pregnancy, Kelsey…