A gym teacher now in her 40s rather than her 20s shared 5 things she learned in the industry over 25 years that completely transformed her health and body.
Belinda Norton, 45, from the Gold Coast, says ‘successful physical fitness’ is about having a consistent approach to diet and exercise, not short-term fixes.
Belinda sticks to five “tips and tricks” to stay in shape all year round.
A gym teacher who’s in her 40s more than she was in her 20s shared 5 things she’s learned from working in the industry for 25 years that have changed her health forever.
The first thing Belinda absolutely has to remember is your health and all “intentional health change starts and is sustained with food” (her diet pictured).
1. Remember that food is a “boost or poison”
The first thing Belinda absolutely has to remember is your health and all “intentional health change begins and is sustained with food.”
“80% of successful health comes from eating. Unfortunately, we can’t get out of poor dietary choices,” Belinda wrote to her. instagram page.
“Also, drinking alcohol is like eating twice as much at every meal. Sorry.”
Belinda eats one carrot and two cucumbers every day (pictured) because the fiber in carrots helps control blood sugar levels and cucumbers keep her hydrated.
2. Eat as much raw fruit and vegetables as you want
On the flip side, you can eat as much raw fruit and vegetables as you want – as my gym teacher put it, these are “free” foods that won’t affect your waistline.
“Remember real, earth-grown organic food, not frozen or packaged,” Belinda said.
She personally likes to eat one carrot and two cucumbers every day. Because the fiber in carrots helps control blood sugar levels, and eating cucumbers hydrates the body and provides health benefits such as weight loss, balanced hydration, and regularity in digestion. It lowers blood sugar.”
“The next time you go to the supermarket, grab a bag of carrots and cucumbers and munch on them,” she said.
“It really is the perfect snack.”
“Try to work every muscle and joint every day. Try to focus on each muscle movement as often as possible during the day,” said Belinda (pictured).
3. Move every day
Whether it’s walking, running, skipping, hopping, crawling, swimming, or stretching, moving your body every day is key to good health, Belinda said.
“Try to work every muscle and joint every day. Try to focus on each muscle movement as often as possible during the day,” she said.
The 45-year-old usually confuses cardio with resistance sessions, but she always tries to get some form of exercise, whether it’s walking, hill sprinting or swimming.
“Add speed. I mean sprint, go fast, set a timer for your session. Don’t waste time scrolling in the gym – get in and out and do all your moves quickly.” said Belinda (pictured).
4. Quality over quantity
Belinda said it’s always quality over quantity when it comes to exercise.
“Add speed. I mean sprint, go fast, set a timer for your session. Don’t waste time scrolling in the gym – get in and out and do all your moves quickly.” she said.
She added that women are “naturally born endurance athletes.”
“For a boost of energy and fine-tuning a healthy body, move quickly.”
Finally, my gym teacher said it’s important to “accept yourself as you are” and be consistent rather than perfect when trying to change your physique.
5. Accept who you are today
Finally, my physical education teacher said that it is important to “accept yourself as you are” when trying to change your physique.
“Think improved energy. Improved digestive function. Think improved muscle composition. Don’t think weight loss,” she said.
Instead of thinking about weight loss as a failure, you should think about following a “healthy, balanced lifestyle,” she said.
“Make it a routine. Make physical fitness a habit, not a challenge.”
Earlier, Belinda said that “real, pristine food” was her number one secret to toning her body inside and out in the New Year.
Earlier in 2022, Belinda said her goal for the year was to “encourage others.” Her first piece of advice is to increase your intake of raw, healthy foods.
‘It’s truly a magical elixir to our bodies’ performance levels.
“I recommend increasing your consumption by eating raw vegetables every day and adding vegetables to every meal, including breakfast.”
Belinda (pictured) recommends making simple tweaks like adding spinach to eggs, eating raw carrots as a snack, eating baby cucumbers, enjoying raw cauliflower in dips, and adding veggies to dinner every night. It is recommended
Belinda makes simple adjustments like adding spinach to her eggs, eating raw carrots as a snack, eating baby cucumbers, enjoying raw cauliflower in a dip, and adding veggies to her nightly dinner. It is recommended to do so.
“The fact is, food isn’t just calories, it’s the information your cells need to function, and the information you can use to make your metabolism run or slow down efficiently,” she said.
“When you eat sugar, fruit juices, or refined carbohydrates, they go directly to your liver where they start making fat, causing insulin resistance and chronic elevated blood insulin levels. tries to store everything that is meant to be toxic.”
She recommends “real” foods such as vegetables and low-glycemic fruits, healthy fats (nut seeds, avocados, olives), gluten-free whole grains, legumes, responsible proteins and seafood to help cells. added that it gives the information necessary for the to function at its best.
“It improves skin, hair, brain function, mental clarity and immunity,” she said.
“Eating well is not only about quantity, but also about quality.”
Belinda regularly shares health tips and tricks on social media, and recently unveiled her secret ‘5 Step Routine Reboot’ encouraging Australians to make a lifestyle overhaul.