The physical education teacher who looks better now in her 40s than she did in her 20s has shared five things she learned in 25 years in the industry that have completely transformed her health and body.
Belinda Norton, 45, from the Gold Coast, said ‘successful body health’ is less about a short-term quick fix and more about being consistent with your approach to diet and exercise.
Belinda religiously adheres to five “tips and tricks” for staying fit all year round.
The physical education teacher who looks better now in her 40s than she did in her 20s has shared five things she learned in 25 years in the industry that completely changed her health.
The first thing Belinda said you absolutely must remember is that your health and all ‘meaningful healthy changes start with and sustain with food’ (her pictured meals)
1. Remember that food is your “boost or your poison.”
The first thing Belinda said you should absolutely remember is that your health and all “meaningful health changes start and sustain with food.”
Belinda wrote on her Instagram page: “80 percent of all successful health services come from consuming food, and unfortunately we cannot practice poor food choices.”
Also, drinking alcohol is like eating twice at each meal. Sorry.’
Belinda eats a whole carrot and two cucumbers a day (pictured) because the fiber in carrots helps keep blood sugar levels in check, while cucumbers hydrate the body.
2. Eat as many raw fruits and vegetables as you want
On the flip side, you can eat as much raw fruit and vegetables as you want—as your PE teacher said, these are “free” foods that won’t affect your waistline.
“Remember real organic foods grown on the earth—not frozen or in a can,” said Belinda.
She personally likes eating a whole carrot and two cucumbers daily, as the fiber in carrots helps keep blood sugar levels in check, while eating cucumbers hydrates the body and leads to health benefits including weight loss, balanced hydration, and regularity to the digestive system. Low blood sugar levels.
“Next time you’re at the supermarket, grab a bag of carrots and cucumbers and have a snack,” she said.
“They really are the perfect snack.”
Try to move every muscle and joint daily. Belinda (pictured) said: Try to focus on the movement of each muscle as much as possible in the daytime hours
3. Move every day
Whether it’s walking, running, skipping, jumping, crawling, swimming or stretching, Belinda said moving your body every day is the key to good health.
Try to move every muscle and joint daily. Try to focus on the movement of each muscle as much as possible during the daylight hours.
The 45-year-old usually mixes cardio and resistance sessions, but she always tries to get some form of movement whether it’s walking, jogging on hills, or just swimming.
Add speed. Meaning sprint, go fast, set a timer for your sessions. Don’t waste your time scrolling in the gym — get in, get out and do all the moves quickly,” said Belinda (pictured).
4. Quality over quantity
When it comes to working out, Belinda said it’s quality over quantity.
Add speed. Meaning sprint, go fast, set a timer for your sessions. Don’t waste time scrolling through the gym – get in, get out, and do all the moves quickly.
She added that women are “born stamina athletes”.
“To ensure an energy boost or a healthy body, move quickly.”
Finally, the physical education teacher said when you’re trying to change your physique, it’s important to “accept who you are today” and focus on consistency, not perfection
5. Accept who you are today
Finally, the physical education teacher said when you’re trying to change your physical fitness, it’s important to “accept who you are today.”
Think energy optimization. Improve the function of the digestive system. Think of improving muscle formation. “I don’t think losing weight,” she said.
Instead of thinking about losing weight, which is bound to set you up for failure, she said you should consider having a “healthy, balanced lifestyle.”
Make It Routine – Make a healthy body a habit, not a challenge.
Previously, Belinda said that “real, whole, cultured foods” are the number one secret to getting fit inside and out in the new year.
At the start of 2022, Belinda said her goal for the year was to “encourage others” — and her number one piece of advice is to increase your intake of raw, healthy foods.
“It truly is the magic elixir for how well our bodies perform. These earth-grown foods promote inner health from digestion to blood-boosting ingredients,” she writes.
“I encourage you to eat raw vegetables daily and increase your intake by adding vegetables to every meal, including breakfast.”
Belinda (pictured) recommends making simple tweaks like adding spinach to eggs, eating raw carrots as snacks, eating baby cucumbers, enjoying raw cauliflower with a dip and adding veggies to every dinner.
Belinda recommends making simple tweaks like adding spinach to eggs, eating raw carrots as snacks, eating baby cucumbers, enjoying raw cauliflower with a dip and adding veggies to every dinner.
“The truth is, food is more than just calories, information our cells need to function, it’s information our metabolism can use to either work efficiently or slow down,” she said.
When we eat sugars, fruit juice, or refined carbohydrates, they go straight to the liver, where they start to synthesize fat, which leads to insulin resistance and causes chronically high levels of insulin in the blood, which causes the body to store everything that means it carries toxicity.
She added that “real” foods like low-glycemic vegetables and fruits, healthy fats (seed nuts, avocados, olives), gluten-free whole grains, legumes, proteins and responsible seafood give your cells the information they need to function at their best. .
“They improve skin, hair, brain function, mental clarity and immunity,” she said.
“Eating well should not only be about quantity but also about quality.”
Belinda regularly shares her health tricks and tips on social media, and recently posted her secret “five-step reboot routine” to encourage Australians to overhaul their lifestyles.