Singapore TV personality Jade Seah shares her advice to living well. By Zarelda Marie Goh
Photo: Darren Chang / SPH Magazines
Modelling, hosting, acting – Jade Seah has done it all since her career took off after coming in first runner-up in the Miss Singapore Universe 2006 pageant. Today, her schedule is no less hectic, as she juggles a variety of projects, including content creation for Mothership.sg.
“You can check out my original content on Mothership.sg every Saturday,” says the 33-year-old. “Or follow me at www.fb.com/thejadeseah. I update the page whenever a new story or video goes live!” She shares that she’s a positive thinker at heart, and believes in celebrating life’s little victories. “Producing content that people enjoy, doing a good show, making people smile…these are things I am proud of.”
However, Jade is motivated to do more than just excel in her professional life. Living a “full and happy life” is what counts. “I make time to keep fit, and to keep my mind and my soul centred. I also want to make more time to be with the ones who truly matter to me.”
Despite her busy lifestyle, she will be participating in the 15km category for Shape Run 2016 on July 24. A seasoned runner, Jade has completed several races, including two full marathons! “When people talk of a runner’s high, it’s not a myth. It’s the best feeling in the world!” she says.
Her training regime for Shape Run 2016 consists of running longer distances. “There is no fancy formula. You just have to get out there and run,” she says. The TV personality tells us more about her passion for running, and shares what makes her the strong and beautiful woman we know and love.
1. RUNNING REDUCES STRESS
“I ran throughout school, even in university. Netball has always been my first love though, and running was simply a way to be a better player on the court as it builds stamina.
It was only after I became a full-time artiste that I started running more regularly and covering longer distances. It was a way to relieve stress and keep unconstructive negative thoughts at bay. It’s not easy being in this business. These days, I mostly run on my own several times a week before sunrise. I cover 5 to 10km at a go.
A lot of what I love about running is being outdoors and discovering parts of Singapore I’ve never seen. Some of my favourite routes include those around Punggol, the area near Coney Island, Gardens by the Bay and the entire bay area, and good old MacRitchie Reservoir.
2. MODERATION, NOT DEPRIVATION
“I truly believe that this is the way to go for a healthy, happy life. What sort of life is it to deprive oneself of food, one of life’s pleasures? Have your cake, or char kway tiao, but perhaps just eat a small portion of it, and not the entire serving.
If I have an unhealthy lunch, I try to have a lighter dinner. Going on fad diets is not only depressing, it makes for a restricted social life. I believe it boils down to the simple equation of input versus output. If you want to eat more without gaining weight, work out harder, and vice versa.”
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