Health & Fitness
Shape Singapore

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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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 Mei…

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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…

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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…