Easy Life Changes To Keep You Looking Fit | Clozette
When it comes to keeping fit, we sometimes find ourselves getting into a rut--stuck in a constant routine of going through life's motions and procrastinating when it comes to our health and fitness. This makes it harder for us to reach our fitness goal of achieving a trim and firm silhouette. As a result, we get used to a dormant lifestyle which makes it that much harder to kickstart a fitness routine to get back into shape.

But guess what, getting fit doesn't have to be a huge task! Because aside from using Clarins Made-To-Measure Body Slimming Duo to create the body silhouette that you desire, Malaysian personality and fitness enthusiast Linora Low has shared some of her tips and tricks on easy ways to keep fit without busting a muscle!

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Were there any unhealthy habits which you had to change when you set your goal to live a healthier lifestyle?

I have a sweet tooth and I enjoy desserts and french fries so I had to choose to cut down on the sugars and the unhealthy carbs. It was difficult at first. However, it eventually became much easier. Every once in a while, I still do indulge in dark chocolate and strawberry/rum gelato; but it's all in moderation.

What do you think are the factors that prevent us from reaching our fitness goals?

Procrastinating your workouts and thinking that the food you eat now will not affect you in the long run. Some of us (even me), have put off workout sessions due to being either too tired or lazy. But all the more we should be moving and exercising when the body is lethargic.

Other than that, the mentality people have when it comes to consuming junk food. People might not be worrying and may just be thinking that these foods have yet to really damage their bodies. But you should always care for your body! A slice of cake will not make you fat now, but when you add that together with all the other junk food you eat daily and without exercising, it will affect your body.


It can be difficult to maintain our fitness level due to a jam packed lifestyle. How do you do it?


Time management. I make sure that I squeeze in a quick workout session no matter how busy I am. We just need to continue motivating, pushing, and moving forward. Everyone has 24 hours in a day and a workout can sometimes be as simple and short as 7 minutes. That is a small percentage of your day.

How important is getting the right amount of quality sleep when it comes to caring for our bodies?

Super important! When I get only 5 hours of sleep, I am terribly cranky, my immune system gets weaker, and I can’t think well. Hence, I'm not able to push my body to work hard at the gym. Sleep is essential to recuperate your body after a long day. This is great for muscle repair and fat loss. You’ll notice that when you don’t get adequate sleep, you will feel bloated the very next day. Always get a minimum of at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep.

What are the easiest steps that one should practice if they plan on getting fit?

I think the easiest is to get a gym buddy. Having someone to workout with you is usually more motivating when you want to start on a fitness journey. It is also a good way to keep each other in check. If you are on your own, have a GOAL! Educate yourself on what you can do at the gym and what kind of food you need to eat to fuel your body.

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(cover photo from @tsangtastic)


The fashion and beauty blogging world is vast, but because of Instagram, they have all become accessible to anyone and every one. From sleek flatlays to chic #OOTD shots, this simple app has allowed us to discover these amazing women who have been strutting their way up to the top of the fashion world, whether they’re in high heels or white sneakers.

So if you’re a blogger who’s just starting out, or you want some gorgeous photos to look at in your newsfeed, here are the 6 inspiring Asian bloggers and social media influencers you should be following!

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Chriselle Lim


(photo from Instagram/@chrisellelim)

Would you believe that she’s already a mom? Yes, this slim and sleek woman is already a mom to cute baby Chloe! One thing we can all agree on is how her physique seems to suit a variety of styles while retaining a modernised, old-Hollywood vibe. She also has a YouTube channel which she uses to inspire women to admire their true beauty and embrace self-confidence!

Jeanne Grey


(photo from Instagram/@thegreylayers)

This girl has been rocking the fashion world in New York City with her edgy-yet-sophisticated style! Jeanne is undeniably one of the most sought after bloggers out there and is also an in-demand stylist, model, brand ambassador, and product influencer.


Pau Dictado


(photo from Instagram/@paudictado)

Witness this modern Filipina slay her own runway! Pau Dictado has mastered the art of always looking “on point” – from her classy colour palette, to her fierce hairstyles and trendy makeup looks, to sporting stunning bohemian-meets-grunge outfits from head to toe!


Natalie Liao


(photo from Instagram/@thenatalieliao)

Natalie Liao is aesthetically one of a kind – she is the epitome of beauty and uniqueness with her minimalist outfits, which speak volumes, and by being able to strike a fashionable balance between eastern and western styles. If you admire simplicity in almost everything, then she is every bit worth the follow!


Karen Yeung


(photo from Instagram/@iamkareno)

From her ever-changing hair colour to her fun and youthful looks, Asian sweetheart Karen Yeung without a doubt knows how to play with style. If you want some colour in your Instagram feed, then this gorgeous gal is a must-follow! And the best thing about her? She also has a YouTube channel where she showcases her creativity by living life in her own style and taste.


Jenny Tsang


(photo from Instagram/@tsangtastic)

Jenny Tsang is ‘tsangtastic’! Join her in her chic visual journey as she confidently walks around gorgeous cities in her stunning ensembles. Just one look at her feed and you will surely be moved by her photos – from her OOTDs, to her adorable puppies, and to her every day adventures.

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Who are some of your favourite Asian bloggers you think we should follow? Share them with us below!

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For the fourth year in a row, Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week Ready-To-Wear is set for another extravagant fashion showcase featuring almost 100 designers and their never-before-seen runway collections.

Last year's event brought more than 100,000 people together over 5 days at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur to witness more than 80 Local Designers’ Collections. This year, KLFW 2016 is upping the bar to create an even more holistic fashion event by working closely with Tourism Malaysia and AirAsia in inviting 4 international guest designers from China, India, Australia and South Korea to participate in the event. In addition, five Indonesian designers and five Singaporean designers will also be making their appearance at Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week, courtesy of the event's official online e-commerce website, FashionValet.

So if you're as excited as we are for this year’s Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week, here are some of the things to expect from August 17 to 21 as KLFW RTW 2016 presents an exciting mix of designers in the Malaysian capital over 5 highly anticipated days.

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Incredible Designer Showcase



Some of the designers returning to KLFW this year are LVMH Prize Semi-finalist, Moto Guo, who will be showcasing his collection for the second year, and Mimpikita who will be showcasing their highly anticipated collection for the fourth year.

Other designers will also be making their first appearance, namely Kit Woo, the former assistant fashion designer for Public School NYC; and Angel Chen, who first gained attention on the international fashion scene in 2014 when she was named one of the top 5 graduate designers of the year.
Love For Avant Garde 



Adding another exciting punch to KLFW RTW 2016 are Melinda Looi, award-winning fashion designer famous for her signature avant-garde and vintage style; and Kang Dong Jun, South Korean menswear avant-garde fashion designer.


A Stage For Fresh Talents



As Kuala Lumpur embraces the creative talents of 100 designers during the main event, Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week Ready to Wear 2016 is also working with AirAsia for the AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search 2016 to discover the creative talent of the future. Meanwhile, last year’s AirAsia Runway Ready Designer winners will be making their debut of their complete Runway Collection 2016 at KLFW.

Another set of fresh talent comes from a collaboration with Piala Seri Endon, wherein 3 winners will be showcasing their reinvented collection of Batik in contemporary ready-to-wear fashion.

Priyanka Ella Lorena Lama, one of India’s most talented, up-and-coming young fashion designers will also be making her way into this year's KLFW runway with her pret-a-porter collection under her label, P.E.L.L.A.


Big Names In Fashion 



Heidi Nazarudin, also known as The Ambitionista, will be flying in 10 prominent fashion bloggers from all over the world to attend the Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week Ready to Wear 2016 under The Blogger Babes blogging community.

FashionValet
, on the other hand, will be collaborating with EH! Magazine to produce a special Capsule Collection by three well-known Malaysian celebrities.

Dato’ Farah Khan, the founder and president of Malaysia’s leading luxury retailer, The Melium Group, and creative director of her eponymous label Farah Khan will also be presenting her exclusive Runway collection for KLFW RTW 2016.


A Story Of Fashion Prowess 



The renowned duo Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales are also participating in this year’s event. The pair’s inimitable label Romance Was Born, described as "an inspirational contemporary Australian fashion house fusing together a unique storytelling of vision with design prowess," will also be making its way onto the KLFW runway this year.

With all the exciting things planned and both local and international talent to look out for, KLFW 2016 is an event a fashion enthusiast wouldn't want to miss. So save the date!

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Learn more about the event at www.klfashionweek.com
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