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Shape Singapore November 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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12 Issues


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girl talk

It may be 2018, but having to talk about our private parts still make some of us want to run for the hills or blush like a 12-year-old. Yet, don’t we all have those nagging questions about what’s going on “down there”? Why is sex suddenly painful? What’s with that funky discharge? And do we really need feminine washes?To make your life easier, we have done the dirty work by tossing up and breaking down 15 of the most common vaginal issues you are afraid to ask your doctor about (pg 48).And needless to say, what we wear can affect our vaginal health. Our underwear hit list - recommended by the Shape Fit Girls, no less! - will help you power through different workouts in comfort and style (pg…

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team shapein action...

Tiong Jia En, first runner-up of Miss Universe Singapore 2018 paid Shape a visit at our studio. Turn to pg 18 for her story. We sat down with ClassPass co-founder Payal Kadakia. Find out what makes her tick on pg 62. Shop the best underwear for your workout. See pg 54. ■…

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shape buzz

Shopping at Guardian just got better. You can find new brands like Jowae, Flowfushi and Antipodes there. Push yourself because it is the extra rep that makes the biggest difference. No reason to miss another workout because OUE has another fitness playground for office goers. Swensen’s new ice-cream contains less sugar so you can indulge without feeling guilty. Take a quick weekend getaway to immerse yourself in nature and escape the city’s buzz. Holy Lemons will quench your thirst, aid digestion and help with anti-ageing. Ice-cream doesn’t need to be sinful and unhealthy when you have low calorie options from Callery’s. Feel weightless on runs with the latest New Balance Fresh Foam Beacon. Get naturally glowy skin with the new fluid foundation from Shu Uemura. Beat X Studio, a…

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it’s in the genes

If you’ve ever wondered why some people find joy in ultramarathons while you can’t seem to push past a 5km run, the answer may lie in your saliva. A new mobile app, ELXR, aims to uncover your genetic predisposition – whether you’re more suited for power-based sports, endurance activities, or a hybrid – and recommend customised training programmes. All you need to do is take a DNA test that analyses your ACTN3 gene, and undergo nine sports assessments to test your aerobic and anaerobic capacity, agility, balance, endurance, flexibility, power, speed and strength. Subscription fee starts from $33 a month. Visit www.the-elxr.com for more info. ■…

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express to impress

(TEXT CLAIRE SOONG PHOTOS SHUTTERSTOCK) So you want to impress your supervisor without being a suck-up? Join the club. We get the low-down from Sherlyn, a manager with 10 years of experience, on the dos and don’ts of making yourself look good in front of your boss. 1 Dress appropriately Looks aren’t everything, but they definitely matter when it comes to how you present yourself at work. A polished appearance is a sign that you care about the details, and your boss will appreciate this. If you work at a fashion company, be conscious, too, of the brands you buy your clothes from – you don’t want to show up in apparel from a competitor brand. 2 Arrive early at the offi ce Being on time is the new…

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vim & vigour

FIT FASHION Cotton halter TOP, cotton jogger pants, sequin sweatshirt and suspenders, from Moschino x H&M. An energizer bunny – that was my first impression of Jia En. I was in zombie mode, waiting for my 7.15am rhythm cycling class to start when the studio’s doors swung open and a svelte figure in a sports bra, leggings and a headset whizzed past with a high ponytail bouncing along behind her. After clicking and clacking back and forth in her spin shoes, she popped by the waiting area again a split second later, animatedly looking for a missing first-time student who needed extra time to learn the basics.On the podium, Jia En is a natural, pedalling at super speed to snappy beats under the spotlight while still flashing a megawatt…