Super-fit teacher, 44, shares the SIX easy ways you can boost your immunity – and the 10-10 rule that will re-boot your body right now
- Super-fit PE teacher Belinda Norton shared how she boost her immune system
- Belinda likes to follow a predominantly plant-based diet with lots of lean protein
- The 44-year-old also likes to get outside and exercise in the sunshine each day
- She recommends you hydrate with at least 2L of water daily and get lots of sleep
- Belinda shared her 10-10 rule to help to re-boot your mind and body now
A super-fit PE teacher has shared her six failsafe ways to help to boost her immunity, and revealed her 10-10 rule to ‘reboot’ your body and mind now.
Belinda Norton, 44, from the Gold Coast, said the immune system is primarily made up of cells and proteins that ‘defend the body against infection’.
The best way to improve your immune system is through ‘maintaining clean and healthy blood cells’.
‘I swear by these six things for keeping my immune system as high as possible,’ Belinda posted on Instagram.
A super-fit PE teacher has shared her six failsafe ways to help to boost her immunity, and revealed her 10-10 rule to ‘reboot’ your body and mind now (Belinda Norton pictured)
Belinda said one of the best things you can do is maintain a healthy nutrient-loaded food intake, that is rich in plant-based vegetables, low in sugar and high in lean protein (pictured)
1. Keep a healthy diet
First of all, Belinda said she keeps as healthy a diet as possible.
‘Maintain a healthy nutrient-loaded food intake,’ she said.
‘I opt for a diet that is high in plant-based vegetables, low in sugar and includes plenty of lean proteins.’
Typically, Belinda might eat avocado with tomatoes and feta on rye bread for breakfast, before snacking on mixed berries mid-morning.
Lunch is barbecue chicken or tofu with raw broccoli and cauliflower and a splash of teriyaki seasoning and hemp seeds – all cooked for around two minutes in the microwave.
Dinner is more protein with complex carbs and lean vegetables, something like chicken with sweet potato fries and salad with avocado.
Regular exercise is great for the immune system, because it helps to increase your blood flow and keeps you feeling good (Belinda pictured working out)
Belinda’s 10-10 rule revealed
* Every night, Belinda writes down 10 things that she is grateful for from that day. The things can be tiny, but it’s the practice that helps.
* When she wakes up, she reads over the 10 things – and this sets her up for the day ahead.
* Belinda also likes to write down 10 goals for the day, no matter how small, and then she can tick them off through the day.
2. Exercise regularly
Regular exercise is great for the immune system, because it helps to increase your blood flow and keeps you feeling good.
Belinda likes to mix up cardio and resistance work, as well as getting in 10,000 steps daily as much as possible.
Thirdly, the PE teacher said you must hydrate as much as possible – and Belinda aims for at least two litres of water per day.
Alongside regular H20, Belinda said she likes to drink juices and coconut water for the electrolytes.
4. Get plenty of sleep
Sleep is critical, because it is the one main chance your body has to repair from the stress and strain of the day.
Belinda gets eight hours each night and has a specific wind-down routine, that means she sets herself up for bed an hour before going to bed by having a warm shower and a sleepy tea.
Belinda (pictured) gets eight hours each night and has a specific wind-down routine, that means she sets herself up for bed an hour before going to bed
5. Minimise stress
While this is easier said than done, where possible if you can minimise stress, your immune system will be improved.
6. Get out in the fresh air
Finally, Belinda said you should try and get out in the fresh air as much as possible, and ‘breathe in the fresh air as it oxygenates your blood and cells’.
Belinda aims to get between 8,000 and 10,000 steps daily – and this ensures she spends at least an hour outside.