These Are The Fitness Habits You Need To Start ASAP | Clozette

Still remember that new year's resolution where we promised that 2017 is the year to whip ourselves back into shape? How's that holding up? With how fast the days are rolling by, we're with you when we say that we are taken by surprise at how we're almost hitting the mid-year mark. But don't worry, we're not here to pressure you into signing up for a gym membership or starting a crazy diet.


Ahead, we share simple fitness habits you can get on with ASAP, without having to deal with major lifestyle changes. 


Dedicate at least 10 minutes daily to 'moving'


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Move. Just move. Take a break from sitting by your work desk for 10 minutes and stand, say hi to your office friend who's 3 cubicles away, get some water from the dispenser across the room, cross the street and get some coffee — just stretch your muscles every once in a while to avoid excess fat to accumulate. Never use the excuse that you're too busy to squeeze in some movement.


Break your big meals into snacks



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If you're like us who simply love food, one of the possible struggles into getting fit is your diet. But you don't necessarily have to give up your favourite munchies to go the healthy route. Breaking your food intake into moderation can be a big leap to fitness. Instead of eating 3 big meals a day, start conditioning yourself to divide it into 5 or 6 (e.g. breakfast, brunch, lunch, snacks, dinner) to help your metabolism take its time in digesting your food, rather than ramming it all in huge batches. Take a look at these easy edits to make your diet healthier.


Find some time to unwind


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There are a lot of fitness videos where people consult with health experts, and it always comes as a shock that stress is a major component when it comes to being fit. Contrary to popular belief that stress can help someone lose weight, it actually changes a lot of patterns within our system that disrupts burning calories and affects the way our metabolism work.


So make sure you sneak in some time to chill out. No matter what it is, find time for something you enjoy doing to break free from stress. 


Chug water, stat


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For quite some time now, people have been debunking the '8 glasses a day' idea by saying that it has no scientific basis. But who's to say it's okay to dehydrate yourself? 


Water plays a major role in almost all of our body's functions, especially when it comes to sweating. Perspiration in itself helps to not only expel dirt from inside our bodies and get rid of 'water weight' to give us an accurate figure for our body mass but also assists in generating natural oils that helps nourish our skin.




Take out 'cheat day' from your vocabulary and just eat — in moderation


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Okay, so you've got your fitness plan ready to go, you're finally moving your body and breaking some sweat, but your friends ask you to hang out at this amazing dessert shop you've been dying to go to for ages — what now? 


A lot of people have already claimed that 'cheat days' usually lead to a fitness plan's downfall. It all goes back to restricting yourself too much, making you want to eat off all the weight you lost in a single sitting. So instead of falling into the habit of "cheating," keep in mind that it's okay to indulge in some sweets, munch on some meat, or bring in some carbs to your diet, as long as everything's in moderation. Remember that sugar and protein are things that your body can easily burn as long as you're allocating your energy to other physical activities. 


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Now, more than ever, it’s time for us women to stay true to ourselves and stand for what we believe in. While the world is constantly evolving, women are still often put in a box. But that’s not how things should be.

Empower yourself and do what rings most true to you — that’s exactly what we should do, and that’s also the challenge that PANDORA implores us to partake in. Just in time for Spring/Summer 2017, PANDORA has made the bold move to not just encourage people to create “Unforgettable Moments”, but to ask everyone to “Do” just what they need to stay empowered.



Aptly promoting to start with one’s self, PANDORA launched the “Do Be True To Yourself” campaign to inspire women to stay authentic to who they are and what they believe in.

We are all unique, and we all have things that inspire and motivate us. Whether it’s setting your sights on a new pair of earrings as a reward for how hard you hustle or a set of bracelets that complement your personal style, PANDORA encourages us to be bold in staying true to ourselves — wants and needs included.



Let your uniqueness shine as bright as the versatile and strong pieces from PANDORA’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection, which were inspired by the special strength that women carry. We feel proud knowing that the jewellery we wear are crafted by a company that stands by the same ideals as us — a care for the environment, for the people, and for the authenticity in us.




Learn more about the PANDORA Spring/Summer Collection here.


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Power dressing may seem easy, but aside from the challenge of putting clothes together to create a really strong and confident vibe, it's also not light on the pockets to create a full office wardrobe on top of your casual wear. But what if we tell you that your trusty gym clothes can double up as pieces to curate a stylish and functional work OOTDs?


Start rummaging through your sports bras and blazers as we share our best hacks to help you pass off your fitness clothes as office wear. 


Play with layers


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Since crop tops are no longer strangers to the workplace setting, high-waisted slacks and a blazer can easily switch your sports bra from a gym garment to a girl boss top in no time. 


When in doubt, go for monochrome


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Flowy shorts are not only comfortable to wear when busting out some sweat in the gym, but it can also create an effortlessly chic semi-casual look for not-too-busy days in the office. Just stick with a solid colour scheme and top it off with a scene-stealing blazer and no one will even notice the difference, trust us!


Take advantage of its simplicity


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Have dry-fit shirts that are print-free? Transform it into something that can make you own that important meeting without breaking a sweat. Put on a cardigan and balance the outfit out by amping up your accessorising game, and voila! Power outfit made. 


Accentuate your silhouette


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Have an office function coming up? Slay with your go-to gym tank top and a high-waisted bottom to give emphasis to your silhouette. With this simple hack, no one will ever be able to look away from your makeshift romper/dress!


Want more workwear inspiration? Look here.


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