S T R O N G E R

“Life at its best is a series of challenges. A big enough challenge will bring out strength and abilities you never knew you had. Take on challenges and you will bring yourself to life.”

Physical Courage is bravery in the face of physical pain, hardship, death or threat of death while moral courage is the ability to act rightly in the face of popular opposition, shame, scandal, discouragement or personal loss.

Mental strength is the ability to regulate your emotions, manage your thoughts and behave in a positive manner despite your circumstances. Developing mental strength is about finding the courage to live according to your values and being bold enough to create your own definition of success. Mental strength involves more than willpower; it requires hard work and commitment. It’s about establishing healthy habits and choosing to devote your time and energy to self-improvement. Although it’s easier to feel mentally strong when life seems simple, often, true mental strength becomes most apparent in the midst of tragedy. Choosing to develop skills that increases your mental strength is the best way to prepare for life’s inevitable obstacles.

Although it’s easier to feel mentally strong when life seems simple, often, true mental strength becomes most apparent in the midst of tragedy.

“The Brave is not one who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

Developing mental strength is a work in progress. It may even take a lifetime of learning. At times it will seem more difficult than other times. How do the toughest people summon the will to keep going? In the book Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life’s Greatest Challenges, the authors studied resilient people for over 20 years. They spoke with Vietnam prisoner of war, Special Forces instructors and civilian who dealt with terrible experiences like medical problems, abuse and trauma. This is a few pointers of what they learnt…

  1. Be Optimistic. Truly resilient people who need to survive the harshest situations and still accomplish goals, balance a positive outlook with a realistic view of the world. But what about when your optimism gets tested and things gets scary
  2. Face your Fears. Neuroscience says there’s only one real way to deal with fear: you need to face it, head on. This is what most resilient people do. When we avoid scary things we become more scared. When you face your fears, they become less frightening. To extinguish a fear-conditioned memory, one must be exposed to the fear-inducing stimulus in a safe environment and this exposure needs to last long enough for the brain to form a new memory which conveys that the fear-conditioned stimulus is no longer dangerous in the present environment.
  3. Have a Moral Compass. They found that the emotional resilient people all had a strong sense of right and wrong. Despite being in situations that could threaten their lives, they always thought about others, not just themselves. They possessed a keen sense of right and wrong that strengthened them during periods of extreme stress and afterward, as they adjusted to life following trauma. Altruism often stood as a pillar of their value system.
  4. Practice Spirituality. This was the #1 thing that one researcher found when studying people who overcame tragedy. He found that religious belief among survivors to be the single most powerful force in explaining the tragedy and in explaining survival.
  5. Social Support. Our brains need social support to function optimally. Connection with others releases oxytocin which calms your mind and reduces stress.
  6. Have Resilient Role Models. Resilient individuals have role models whose beliefs, attitudes and behaviours inspire them. However, often enough, they have bad role models instead – people who provide an example of what they don’t want to be.
  7. Maintain Physical Fitness. Those who are resilient believe that staying fit has helped them both during their traumatic ordeal and during their recovery. The stress of exercise helps us adapt to the stress we will feel when life challenges us. Researchers believe that during vigorous exercise, the “anxiety-sensitive” person is forced to tolerate many of the symptoms (rapid heart rate, sweating, rapid breathing) that frighten them during periods of anxiety. Over time, the “anxiety-sensitive” individuals who continues to exercise vigorously can learn that these symptoms of arousal are typically not dangerous and the fear that these symptoms trigger gradually decreases in intensity (Salmon, 2001).
  8. Keep your Brain Strong. Resilient people are very often lifelong learners. They keep growing their mind, learning to learn and adapting to new information about the world. They continually seek opportunities to become more mentally fit.

“The Brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all. For now, you are travelling the road between who you think you are and who you can be”

What is GEMS: Grundy + POPWOW Empower ME Series?

GEMS is a series of fun and easy challenges across different elements, especially tailored to simulate life’s obstacles. GEMS hopes to EMPOWER participants with essential life skills, help to identify and remove any mental obstacles, bring clarity and complete with renewed confidence in themselves and their ability to make decisions and conquer life’s challenges. Participants will learn to enhance their spiritual practice, develop a heightened self-awareness and expand their comfort zone. All they have to do is participate in the activities and collect as many Gems as possible. The more Gems they collect, the more skills they will attain and more confidence garnered. All activities will be conducted as a group to foster social support with command opportunities to develop leadership skills. Don’t worry, no creepy crawlies in included in this series!

GEMS is brought to you by Nashata Active Singapore. Register here : https://shop.nashata.com/en/134-active

RAMADAN TIPS : FIT & HEALTHY

Ramadan, already started on  May 6 in most countries this year (2019), is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. It involves abstaining from eating, drinking, smoking and sexual relations from dawn to sunset, in the hopes that it will lead to greater “taqwa”, or consciousness of God.

Benefits of fasting

Experts have also found that restricting food intake during the day can help prevent health problems such as high cholesterol, heart disease and obesity, as well as improve mental health and wellbeing. By not consuming any food, our body is able to concentrate on removing toxins, as we give the digestive system a rest.

Maintain healthy, nutritious & eating habits

 1. Never skip suhoor – Suhoor is important during Ramadan.  It helps your body stay hydrated and fueled up on energy and nutrients until iftar.

A well balanced meal suhoor contains : 

  • Complex carbohydrate – oats, wheat, grains and other complex carbohydrates are slow-releasing carbs, it helps keep your blood sugar steady and give you feeling fullness.
  • High Fibre food – High fiber food are digest slowly dates, apricot, prunes, vegetables, and fruits. Bananas are good in potassium that help your body hydrated.  
  • Protein – eggs, cheese, yoghurt or meat can replenish your energy.

2.  Cut down sugary and processed food – Avoid heavily processed food contains refined carbohydrates like sugar, and white flour as like normally Ramadan desserts. They are high in fat and low in nutriens.

3.  Break your fast slowly and don’t overindulge – Start with a few dates, and water than wait before your main meal.  Avoid heavy oil and fts in your meal. Make sure you consume plenty of vegetables and good portion of protein and enough carbohydrates.  Eat slowly so that your body can digest the food.

4.  Stay hydrated

Drink at least 8-12 cups of water a day ( 2-3 liter).  Drink plenty of fluids for hydration from the period of Iftar to the time of suhour.  Although juices and milk are sources of fluids, water is the best choice. You can consume other drinks in moderation but beware of sugary Ramadan drinks.

This is the tips how to drink (2-3 liter) in Ramadan.  1 glass = 250mil

1 glass – before suhour

1 glass – after suhour

2 glasses – break fasting (includes juice/ milk)

1 glass – after break fast

1 glass – after maghrib solah      

1 glass – after isya solah

1 glass – after terawih

1 glass – before go to bed

You can also drink in between the time as you need.

5.  Avoid Caffeinated drinks – Caffine such as coffee, tea and colas can stimulates faster water loss, leading dehydration.   

6.  Avoid deep frying – Try to avoid fried foods or those prepared with large quantities of oil.  It it cannot be avoided, reduce the quantities of oil. Alternative recommended oils to use are sunflower, canola and corn oil.  

 7.  Working out

If you can modify your training routine a bit, you will still be able to keep fit with a busy Ramadan  schedule. Try to time your workout so the ending coincides with iftar and you have enough time to shower and break your fast, so you aren’t waiting around totally dehydrated after your run.Take your average workout down a level to make it a little easier on your fasting body. Don’t do any extreme workouts, just something that gets your body moving.

WOW RUN (Singapore) 2019

Bismillah

WOW RUN is back for the 4th season! This year we will be running at Coney Island amidst the beautiful pine trees along the beach. You will definitely enjoy the scenic route! The theme this year is “You’re a Gem!”

Runners’ Entitlement 2019

NASHATA Ultra Top – WOW RUN 2019 Limited Edition
Awesome Medal
Cool Race Pack

HISTORY OF WOW RUN

WOW RUN was first conceptualized by a group of active ladies who are passionate about fitness and women’s wellness in 2013. They were concerned about the state of health of Malay women in Singapore. Since 2010, there is an increased no. of obesity and obesity-related disease within the community. Findings from an independent study show that sedentary lifestyles, food culture and lack of awareness (of activities available) are amongst the most popular reasons for the cause of increase. Most women also express low self-esteem and feel shy to exercise in public even though they are keen and desperate to lead a more active lifestyle.

We are kids friendly!

Together We are Stronger – WOW RUN 2014 @ Marina Barrage

WOW RUN 2017 Podium Winners

OBJECTIVES

The objective of this event is to continue to encourage fellow ladies to participate in sports and fitness, and engage in an active lifestyle. The intention is to nullify the common beliefs that health and fitness is a chore and to raise awareness of the unlimited variety of activities they can engage in, and the variety of modest sports apparel readily available in the market now. Nashata provides an affordable and impressive variety of apparels for all kinds of activities.

Why target the Malays? In lieu of the increasing numbers of obesity and obesity-related illness and the recent increase in kidney failure patients within the community, the run is a great platform to advocate and educate about healthier choices. The event is open to all ladies but is targeted at Malays mostly, to address the current social health issue.

Why Women? We hope to empower women to take charge of their health and fitness to secure a brighter future for themselves and their family. A healthy home starts from us (women). Through this fun run, we strive to provide a wonderful and fun experience and convey a positive note towards health and fitness.

“In addition, we should focus a lot more on the women as they are the ones that plan and cook for the family” – President Halimah Yaacob

Meet the ladies behind WR19

WOW RUN 2019 is a non-profitable event organised by volunteers. We are a mix of full-time professionals, homemakers and business owners who are active and is passionate about sharing the benefits of being active. We dedicate a part of our time and effort amidst our hectic schedule and responsibilities to bring forward a meaningful event for the community. We hope that you will enjoy and benefit from this as much as we have.

All proceeds after operating cost will go to our appointed beneficiary and to fund future programs for the community.

WOW RUN 2019 EXCO (Executive Committee)

Join us for an amazing journey with running clinics, daily workouts by #teamfitsg and weekly/monthly activities by GEMS starting from April 2019. Don’t wait any longer, call your sisters and running kakis and sign up now!

WOW RUN 2019 is proudly brought to you by Nashata ACTIVE

REGISTER HERE: https://www.townscript.com/e/wow-run-2019-103132

Nashata Active – The Platform to Keep Active and Stay Pretty

Alhamdulillah, Nashata is pleased to announce the arrival of Nashata Active. It is the platform for ladies to keep active & stay pretty through activities powered by sisterhood. You won’t be judged!

Our aspiration to empower women to have active lifestyle has always been beyond providing products and solutions. Now, through Nashata Active, we are offering a platform for women to have activities, access to knowledge and community of like-minded women. It is exclusive for women, as we are building a haven with content and activities tailored for women across the globe.

Nashata Active Logo

There is so much more I wish to share about Nashata Active, but for initial phase, we are offering different types of activities for our sisters in Malaysia and Singapore, lead by Intan Suraya and Efah respectively. You can find the activities on Nashata website and we hope to bring together more exciting activities and coaches for you through our platform. The activities we will bring to you span from running, spartan training, hiking, yoga, rowing, trail running, zumba, tabata and many more like cooking and make-up classes.  We will also bring together knowledge and content from our ambassadors and independent female coaches specially to our sisters via a private platform where women can be themselves within a community, physically and virtually.

InsyaAllah, we will bring you these experience no matter where you are.  You can also get updates from Nashata Active instagram. If you are interested to be Nashata Active coaches or partner with us, please contact us at active@nashata.com.

Here are some recent activities in Malaysia & Singapore that brought smiles and sweat for many sisters. We hope to bring you more. 

Join Nashata Active and get rewarded for every achievement unlocked! You can check the activities at Nashata website -> Active

Nashata Active Leads : Intan Suraya (Malaysia) and Efah Anuar (Singapore)

 

Nashata Active is a platform for ladies to keep active & stay pretty through activities powered by sisterhood.

Activities | Knowledge | Community

20 Legs Workout – No Equipment Needed (Indoors or Outdoors)

Salam Sisters,

Here is a new video in the NO Equipment Series.
Today it No Equipment Legs Workout.
You can do som of these just sitting infront of the TV, literally!
All you need is your energy and some space.

How to use this video?
Pick 5 of the workouts in the video, repeat each move 10 to 15 times, then do 3 sets of all.

Workout Outfits Details: 

Sports Hijab:
– Hooda Hijab in Beige
– Raazglove in Black
– Mumtaz Lite sports Hijab in Maroon
– Amin Extended Sports Hijab in Maroon

Modest Sports Tops: 
– Ultra Top Galaxy Collection II in Beige
– Azza Topletic in Navy
– Azza Topletic in Black
– Azza Topletic in White

Leggings: 
– Fitness Leggings
– Dual Colored stirrup high waist
– High waist fitness in maroon
– Stirrup high Waist in Black

Use Code “NURA’ for 10% discount from Nashata.com 

Keep It Healthy
Nura

 

 

 

Six Nashata Influencers @ Ramadhan #GetFitAndGiveBack

Alhamdulillah, Nashata is grateful for the opportunity to be the title sponsor of BiiB Ramadhan #GetFitAndGiveBack.  It is a yearly event by BiiB during the month of Ramadhan where runners participate in a 14-day journey challenging themselves to commit 2 km daily by either running or walking. It is about charity, community and discipline.

Spilling the beans …

  1. Nashata Influencers
    #GetFitAndGiveBack is spearheaded by influencers who creates and leads their own team of runners and they are given the privilege of selecting their preferred charitable beneficiary. Our commitment for Ramadan goes beyond as a sponsor. Nashata has always been about sisterhood and supporting women without boundaries. Therefore, we have brought together six representatives consisting of Nashata active ladies and ambassadors, representing five countries to lead the teams. They are Raden Tika from Indonesia, Efah from Singapore, Gouwa from South Africa, Jeri from the United States of America and Intan and Eliza from Malaysia.Below are the ladies and the charity they have chosen during the campaign. Just pick one that relates most to you and be part of her team.

  2. How you can be a part of it ?
    a. Choose a team leader on event list and run or walk 2 KM a day for 14 consecutive days without a miss.
    b. Pay a  Fee of
    – Malaysia Address : RM 25.00 (Approx. USD 6.20) per participant or
    – International Address : RM 40.00 (RM 25.00 + RM 15.00 shipping topup) (Approx. USD 9.90) per participant
    c.  Join Ramadhan #GetFitAndGiveBack here
  3. How much is your contribution to the charity?

    Upon registering, RM2.50 (10%) of the fee goes to charity.

    Percentage of the survivors in your team that achieve 2KM for 14 days consecutively (without a miss) will determine the increment of contribution from RM2.50 to either RM12.50 / RM22.50.

    Team Completion Rate Team Contribution
    (Per Person)
    90% ~ 100% x 9 (RM2.50 x 9 = RM22.50)
    50% ~ 89.9% x 5 (RM2.50 x 5 = RM12.50)
    0% ~ 49.9% x 1 (RM2.50 x 1 = RM2.50)
  4. What do you get?
    a. Opportunity to donate to a charity during Ramadhan in a healthy way
    b.  Participation Reward (Join event):

    1. Nashata 25% OFF Voucher (Actual E-voucher will be sent via email before the event starts)

    Earlybird Reward (complete at least 1 day):

    1. Nando’s Trio’s Party voucher (Worth RM 29.90) – First 500 sign ups only

    Active Reward (complete at least 1 day): 

    1. Brooks RM160 Rebate Voucher
    2. BiiB Specially Engraved Wooden Kitchenware

    Finisher Reward (complete all 14 days):

    1. Brooks RM160 Rebate Voucher
    2. BiiB Specially Engraved Wooden Kitchenware
    3. Nashata Raazglove (Worth RM 19.00)
    4. Get Nashata RM50 Duit Raya Voucher for RM30 only
    5. Brooks Winner Voucher for online/in-store claim of 55% off for selected shoes with Brooks T-Shirt with the shoe purchase (limited availability with first come first serve basis)

Wait no more and join Ramadhan #GetFitAndGiveBack NOW

 

 

Free Speed & Endurance Running Clinic

Learn how to Increase Speed & Endurance at the Running Clinic by Nashata & Sofea Run.
Open for both men & women. Download Sofea Run to register & to get updates.

RUNNING CLINIC INFO

Date : 23 March (Saturday)
Time : 7:30am
Venue : Stadium Bukit Jalil
Meet point : Keris by the Stadium, close to Parking B
Parking fees : RM2

ACTIVITIES

• Sharing session by coach.
• Core strength workout
• Basic running drills
• Stretching session.
• Group run.

WHAT YOU’LL GET
• Drinks & light breakfast.
• Exclusive Nashata vouchers*.

Register NOW by downloading SOFEARUN app.
Android iPhone

See you there!

 

What did you miss at our last running clinic ?

– choosing the right shoes

– tips on how to find time to improve endurance workout throughout the day.

– breathing technique

– choosing the right training plan for you

 

Nashata & SOFEA Run are teaming up in support of the Malaysia Women Marathon Virtual Run.

Four New Job Vacancies at Nashata

Join Nashata team in further REVOLUTIONIZING modest activewear. We have 4 new roles for those who loves sports and embraces an active lifestyle. All roles are based in Cyberjaya, Malaysia. Deadline for application : 30 April 2019

  1. Sales Executive
  2. Digital Designer
  3. Digital Marketer
  4. Web & App Developer

1. Sales Executive

The role requires you :

  1. To market Nashata products to retail stores and other markets
  2. To build new partner base and manage current customers and partners
  3. To meet sales goals
  4. To prepare sales forecasts and weekly sales revenue from partners
  5. To prepare sales presentation, partnership proposal and product updates to new and current customers & partners
  6. To assist purchases and fulfillment of current and potential customers

To perform the above, the role requires you to possess:

  1. At least Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication, Marketing, E-commerce or equivalent.
  2. Good selling skills, customer service skills and proven sales records
  3. Good writing and verbal skills in English. (Bahasa Malaysia is a plus)
  4. Willing to work on weekend and event basis
  5. Good working attitude, proactive, independent & self-motivated, team-player
  6. Minimum of at least 1-2 years in Sales – Retail or equivalent will be an additional advantage

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2. Digital Designer

The role requires you to:

  1. Work with developer and marketing personnels to give the best user experience and user interface for Nashata customers and audiences.
  2. Design, create and edit visually stunning online content for various digital platforms. This includes but not limited to website, social media, eDM and posters.
  3. Possess initiative and good interpersonal and communication skills
  4. Ability to multi-task and work under pressure in a fast-paced requirement
  5. Coordinate and manage photoshoots
  6. Discipline

To perform the above, the role requires you to possess:

  1. At least Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Design, Arts, Creative Multimedia, Animation, Information Technology or equivalent.
  2. Understand digital design fundamentals
  3. Skills and interests in illustration, photography and video production
  4. Skilled in using Illustrator, Photoshop and Indesign
  5. At least one-year experience working in related field.
  6. Fresh graduates are encouraged to apply.
  7. Knowledge in branding is a plus.
  8. Good command in English

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3. Digital Marketer

The role requires you to:

  1. Jointly plan and execute marketing plans for Nashata products together with the management team
  2. Create and manage content on Nashata digital channels.
  3. Engage with Nashata’s online community, sporting communities, customers and associates.
  4. Work with external digital advertising channels
  5. Track the company’s digital channel performance and work with the management team to grow and keep digital performance positively.
  6. Produce and share company online newsletter on Nashata digital channels.

To perform the above, the role requires you to possess:

  1. Knowledge and hands on experience producing sporty creative work
  2. Interest and ability to blog and micro-blog
  3. Loves to exercise and to be healthy
  4. Knowledge and experience managing Facebook page, twitter, instagram, youtube and other digital channels. Most of all enjoy doing it.
  5. Good writing skills in English. (Bahasa Malaysia is a plus)
  6. Knowledge in managing external analytics and online advertising channels like Google Analytics, Google Adwords and Facebook Advert.
  7. Loves trying out new things and keeping abreast with the fun evolution of online marketing
  8. Willing to commute to Cyberjaya

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Web and App Developer

The role requires you to:

  1. Work with internal and external parties to gather requirements and improvements for Nashata app and website
  2. Design, develop and create mobile application with unique user experience for Nashata
  3. Maintain Nashata website
  4. Build native Android or iOS mobile application
  5. Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  6. Integrate web services into mobile application
  7. Test and deploy application on respective platform
  8. Manage entire mobile application project

To perform the above, the role requires you to possess:

  1. At least Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology or equivalent.
  2. Deep technical knowledge and interest in mobile application development
  3. Understand front-end technologies and platform such as HTML5, CSS and Javascript
  4. Able to work on integration with web and open source web platforms.
  5. At least one year experience working in related field.
  6. Fresh graduates are encouraged to apply.

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We welcome talents who are willing to learn and driven to try out new things to apply. If you are up to the challenge, email your resume at contactus@nashata.com.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline : 30 April 2019.

FREE Running Clinic – Nashata x SOFEA Run

Dear sisters,

Nashata & SOFEA Run are teaming up in support of the Malaysia Women Marathon Virtual Run. Join Nashata x SOFEA Run FREE Running Clinic led by fitness coach, Intan Suraya and find out about how to run without injuries and improve performance. You get to meet other lady runners and learn from each other. It is limited for 50 ladies only and registration ends Saturday, 16 March 2019 – 3.59PM.

RUNNING CLINIC INFO
• Venue: Taman Rekreasi Bukit Jalil.
• Date & Time: 17 March 2019, 7:30am.

ACTIVITIES
• Sharing session by coach.
• The right food for running.
• Running tips & tricks.
• Simple workout session.
• Stretching session.
• Group run.

WHAT YOU’LL GET
• Drinks & light breakfast.
• Exclusive Nashata vouchers*.

Register NOW by downloading SOFEARUN app.
Android & iPhone

See you there girls!

 

20 Arms Workouts – No Equipment Needed (Indoors or Outdoors)

Dear Sisters,

In this video, I share 20 Arm workouts that will help your arms stay strong and toned. You can do those workouts ANYTIME and ANYWHERE.
– NO EQUIPMENT NEEDED 
– NO GYM NEEDED
All you need is your energy and some space.

How can you put those workouts into use?
Pick 5 of the workouts, repeat each move 10-15 time, then do 3 sets of all.

WORKOUT CLOTHES DETAILS:

Sports Hijab:
– Hooda Ellips Sports Hijab in Black
– Hooda Hijab for Dry and wet use with Zipper in Beige
– Raazglove in Grey
(I like to keep my sports hijabs under my clothes. This is just my preference)

Modest Sports Tops:
– Athleisure Top in Purple
– Ultra Top Galaxy Collection II in Pink
– Ultra Top Galaxy Collection in Beige
– Azza Topltic in Blue

Pants: 
– Jasmine Pants

Share with me if you do any of those workouts.
let me know if you have any questions or request specific workout videos.

Use Code “NURA’ for 10% discount from nashata.com

Keep It Healthy
Nura