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Shape Singapore June2018

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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it’s not always about the sweat

I have many girlfriends who equate a good workout with lots of sweat. It’s perfectly legit to think that way. I too, tend to feel “cheated” when I go for an exercise class that leaves me as dry as when I first got to the gym. Of course, the full-on air-conditioning is to blame, too.But guess what, just because you aren’t dripping sweat doesn’t mean that your workout has been for nothing. To use sweat as an indicator for exercise efficacy would only be fair for cardio-based sessions, where heart rate is paramount. When it comes to strength training (which is really important for women, by the way), I’ve been proven time and again that the most telltale sign of an effective workout is the soreness of my muscles…

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team shape in action...

Our Shape Fit Girl 2018 winner Roxanne Gan rocking the cover shoot with her sunshine smile and body confidence. Head to pg 16 for her best tips to survive stress… and social media. Intern Claudia tried ReFa’s latest cleansing device, and stopped getting her usual breakouts. Read about her first-hand experience on pg 102. Meet four other inspiring women who made it to the top five Shape Fit Girl 2018 finalists, on pg 25. ■…

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shape buzz

Writer Yi Wen getting a preview of Neue Fit’s unique Muay HIIT class. Bioderma’s latest additions to their Sebium range are perfect for those with oily to combination skin. Keeping ourselves nourished with handy collagen dessert beverages by BKP. At our first Fit Saturdays with Shape, our enthusiastic readers stayed strong throughout a 90-minute workout led by True Yoga instructors. Team Shape celebrating World Health Day with Rebel Buddha Bowls for lunch! When in doubt, choose salmon and a carb. Our favourite thing about Elizabeth Arden’s smooth and silky probiotic mask is its instant brightening effect. Like any other goal, your dream body won’t become a reality through magic. It’ll take sweat, determination and hard work but it will be worth it. These Korean ice cream sandwiches are made…

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in the june/july issue…

Pg 20 Cover girl Roxanne demonstrates these metabolism-boosting moves in a video. Pg 25 Get up close and personal with the Shape Fit Girl 2018 finalists in these interview videos. Pg 71 Check out other awesome places to get your acai bowl fix. Pg 74 Steal the healthy recipes for five classic Japanese dishes, including matcha parfait. ■…

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stay sharp

To calm your jitters and focus your mind for a stressful day ahead, pull out a pen. Jotting down your feelings for eight minutes could improve your wits, a recent study from Michigan State University suggests. When chronic worriers did this type of expressive writing before taking a computer test, it reduced anxiety’s negative impact on their brain activity and helped to boost their performance. “Getting your worries out on a piece of paper takes the load off the mind – essentially, it no longer has to multitask both thinking and dealing with anxiety – and allows it to perform more efficiently,” says lead study author Hans Schroder. The key is not to hold back, Hans says. Just remember: The page is for your eyes only, so let it…

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morning be a person, at last!

Unable to understand how some people beam at their desks, radiating positivity every morning? A study from the University of Toronto proves that morning people are much healthier and happier than their night owl counterparts. If you’re looking to kickstart your day with good vibes and happiness, follow these tips to make yourself love mornings, once and for all. GET SEVEN TO EIGHT HOURS OF SLEEP Night owls often run on a few hours of sleep that messes with their sleeping and waking patterns. If that sounds familiar, you can begin adjusting your body clock by preparing a night-time schedule. Instead of rushing through your chores as midnight approaches, plan to wash up and get dressed for bed a few hours after dinner. Ideally, you should be in…