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Shape Singapore September 2017

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

2 min.
the heart of the matter

I’m a creature of habit in many ways. I must have a cup of coffee every morning, for instance. I make it the same way every time – with a splash of milk, no sugar. I also never skip breakfast, and will get hangry should that ever happen. But when it comes to working out, I enjoy mixing things up. I get bored easily, and seldom stick to the same routine for more than several months. There was a time when I was practising yoga daily – and then I became obsessed with rock climbing. Right now, my schedule comprises short-distance running, calisthenics and high-intensity interval training classes, along with the occasional yoga class. The good news is that all this regular exercise is helping my heart. It’s one of the factors…

1 min.
shape buzz

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2 min.
eye power

The next time your partner says something you don’t agree with, don’t just hold your tongue – make sure you aren’t rolling your eyes either. You may not think much of it, but eye-rolling is a sign of contempt , and one of the top indicators of whether or not a marriage will fail , according to John Gottman, a renowned professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Washington . Behaving dismissively suggests that what Hubby is doing or saying is not worthy of your respect – and is the complete opposite of being appreciative of him, be it his jokes or his actions. Steer clear of this bad habit to keep the love alive ! Try this brain tune-up Listening to tones with different frequencies in each ear, which creates…

5 min.
rita’s new moves

“I love my shape because it’s curvy. I have thighs. I’m a size 28 in jeans. And that’s an average, normal size. I’m proud that I’m normal.” RITAORA , 26, is on a mission. Well, four of them, actually. There’s her highly anticipated new album, out later this year, which she’s been working on non-stop. And then there’s her hosting gig on America’s Next Top Model, which saw its ratings skyrocket for Rita’s debut. She also has her blossoming movie career, with 50 Shades Darker and the upcoming Wonderwell, in which she worked alongside the late Star Wars legend Carrie Fisher. And finally, there’s her job as a designer, which has included 15 collections with Adidas over the last several years, and now has Rita planning her very own line. Good thing…

2 min.
rita's role models

“I didn’t start working out to get skinnier, I did it to feel better. It’s about being fit, healthy and strong.” JENNIFER LOPEZ “She’s my idol. She’s doing TV shows, she’s a musician, she has a residency in Vegas, she’s got all these fashion and perfume lines, and she’s got twins. That is a businesswoman! Jennifer’s work ethic and her hustle are out of control. And she told me she works out every day. When I asked if she’s having fun, she said, ‘I’m having the best time of my life.’ That’s how I’m going to live, too.” ASHLEY GRAHAM “I really appreciated my body the most when I was doing America’s Next Top Model and working alongside Ashley Graham, who is such a great body activist. I looked at her and I thought,…

4 min.
flying high

What do you think of when you hear the word “bungee”? Some hearts may race due to the sheer fear of heights. And that includes mine. I am terrified of heights. When I visit Universal Studios Singapore with my friends, I’m the one taking care of their belongings while they get on the Battlestar Galactica roller coaster. So when I was assigned to try out a new bungee workout at Dancevault Studios, I was a little more than nervous. My preliminary research on Youtube showed that the participants in these classes were strapped into harnesses attached to bungee cords suspended from the ceiling. All they had to do was a variety of dance moves while being attached to the cords. That, and a few jumps here and there. No sweat, right? I…