Jaime Teo's secrets to staying slim and fit
If you're wondering how Twelve Cupcakes' co-founder Jaime Teo maintains a slim and trim figure, she is a fitness enthusiast and an active lifestyle advocate.
The 39-year-old mother-of-one shared 10 exercise and running tips to work towards a healthier and leaner body:
Any exercise is better than nothing
I usually do circuits at home. To train for the recent Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS), I replaced two days of my circuit workouts with specifically cardio workouts.
Do one fitness-related activity on a daily basis
Training for SCMS required more time.
So I squeezed in time by training in the morning and also signing up at a nearby gym so that I won't use bad weather as a reason to not exercise.
Be consistent with training
Even if I feel like my current pace is not the ideal pace I would like to achieve, I still put in effort to improve it and would notice a marked (improvement) on my next training day.
It helps to have a run log
This is so I can keep track of the distance I have clocked. The repercussions of over-training can be worse than under-training, should injuries occur.
Use the right running shoes
Make sure to get one with a good support so that it won't give up before you do, especially if you're running a marathon.
Get sufficient sleep
This affects quality of training.
Hydrate early and often
It is never comfortable to run with a belly full of water.
My motto is any exercise is better than nothing. I usually do circuits at home.
Find a reason to run
Signing up for SCMS has been my biggest motivation to start running.
Find something you enjoy about running
I did not use to run or enjoy it... but focusing on the post-run euphoria and satisfaction pushed me to complete my task. Always stay positive.
Have a plan
I have a schedule sent to my inbox.
While I do not follow it all the time, it gives me a guideline of what I need to do.
This article is adapted from The Singapore's Women Weekly