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Shape Singapore February 2018

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.
fit for life

When I was in my 20s, I could wolf down copious amounts of food without it impacting my weight. I had a healthy appetite and a healthy metabolism, too. In the good old days, I remember having two servings of rice for lunch sometimes because one didn’t fill me up. Of course, it is now common knowledge that basal metabolic rate drops as we age. According to the American Council on Exercise, it decreases one to two per cent per decade. Personally, I started feeling it when I entered my 30s. I had to exercise a little more to maintain my weight, and cut down slightly on my food intake. Losing muscle and bone mass happens as we age as well. Now that I’m in my late 30s, I’ve switched my fitness…

1 min.
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1 min.
shape buzz

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1 min.
path to fitness glory

You can navigate the obstacles threatening to derail your workout even without having unyielding willpower, a new study from the University of California, Berkeley suggests. Researchers found that when people thought a few steps ahead about the repercussions of giving in to an immediate temptation, they made smarter choices than when they thought in either-or terms (do it versus don’t do it). Why? “Imagining the consequences of acting on impulses can change the impulses themselves,” says study author Adrianna Jenkins. In other words, once we imagine ourselves waking up sluggish after a late-night binge watch – which means skipping morning spin class, which means throwing off that gym habit – the couch itself begins to look less tempting.…

2 min.
make it work

“NEVER YELL AT EACH OTHER – UNLESS DINNER IS READY!” MARRIED FOR 27 YEARS WITH TWO KIDS “Be kind, be patient and be loving in good times. Be thankful, be forgiving and be helpful in bad times.” MARRIED FOR 28 YEARS WITH ONE KID “Trust and respect are essential for keeping the marriage healthy. This means being able to communicate about anything and everything with each other - including voicing out your needs and dislikes.” MARRIED FOR 37 YEARS WITH THREE KIDS “Devote your time and energy to continuously improve your relationship. Your partner is your buddy, so commit to engaging each other through enriching experiences – be it travel, food or workouts!” MARRIED FOR 10 YEARS “Fight and love with equal passion as you are arguing to better each other and yourselves as a couple. Be each…

8 min.
positive vibes only

You might remember Denise Keller as the MTV Asia VJ with the megawatt smile. Or the model who fronted multiple international campaigns after winning the Ford’s Supermodel of the World finals in 2000. And if you watch cable TV, you would have seen her hosting Discovery Channel travel shows, like Passage to Malaysia, and Expedition X: Silk Road Rising, in which she journeys from China to Turkey along the ancient Silk Road, and discovers how a new generation of explorers, entrepreneurs and innovators is making it relevant again. Fast forward to today, this TV producer and presenter spends more time on her yoga mat than behind the camera. “After a decade in showbiz, I decided to slow down and find a balance between work and my passion for wellness,” she says, letting…