Hot Bods: How a yoga teacher and a food delivery rider keep fit

Yoga teacher Myca Velarde (left) and food delivery rider Muhammad Azmy Saifudin Juffri. ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

SINGAPORE - Meet this week's hot bods, yoga teacher Myca Velarde, 37, and food delivery rider Muhammad Azmy Saifudin Juffri, 40.

Myca Velarde, 37

Executive assistant and yoga teacher

Height: 1.63m

Weight: 55kg

Exercise regimen: I started taking yoga classes in my early 30s. It has made me stronger mentally and physically.

I used to do it daily, but have cut it down to four times a week. I also box twice a week and run 5km weekly.

Diet: I developed a long list of food allergies recently. I have to avoid eggs and dairy products now. For breakfast, I have something light and healthy, like low-sugar muesli with non-dairy milk.

I don't have a specific diet for the rest of the day, but will opt for healthier choices like kale or spinach salad with grilled chicken, tuna or salmon and yong tau foo - less carbs and more protein.

Muhammad Azmy Saifudin Juffri, 40

Food delivery rider

Height: 1.68m

Weight: 79kg

Exercise regimen: I have been motivated since national service to exercise as I want to continue being fit as I grow older.

I am also inspired by fit and strong individuals who are in their 60s or 70s. I put aside an hour every day to do weightlifting, resistance training and functional training. Before Covid-19, I would also play football every Sunday.

Diet: My diet consists mostly of unprocessed food. I eat rice, meat and vegetables daily.

As the day progresses, my carb intake decreases. I take only protein for dinner. I have tea for breakfast and water throughout the day.

Once in a blue moon, I eat a tub of ice cream in one sitting while watching Netflix.

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