Body Coach and health guru Joe Wicks is restarting his morning exercise classes – and has delivered his top tips on how and why to stay healthy during lockdown 2.
The YouTube star has become known as ‘Britain’s PE teacher’ thanks to his free online classes for children stuck in lockdown, providing an outlet for families who were suddenly teaching their kids school.
He’s also been encouraging discussion around mental health during lockdown, and has even received an MBE for his services to the country as he kept up spirits during the coronavirus pandemic.
Now, he’s bringing them back for Wake Up With Joe, classes which are free, three times a week.
Appearing on Good Morning Britain, Joe said that he was hoping the 15-minute sessions would benefit those struggling physically and mentally due to the restriction of lockdown.
When Susanna Reid quizzed him about getting rid of weight she’d put on during the quarantine period, Joe explained: ‘Keeping it simple with your food, like home cooked food – avoid having a take away, the processed foods.
‘Obviously things like drinking wine and cheese and having a lot of snacks and treats in between meals, you know that all adds up. So try and focus on three meals a day – a good breakfast, lunch and dinner – and keep moving.
‘Go for walks, and try to do your exercise, because if you’re sedentary, and you consume all this extra energy, it has nowhere else to go but to be stored as body fat.
‘So it is going to happen to us all unless we stay active and that’s why I’m really trying to share these workouts to show you that you don’t need equipment, you can do on a tiny little bit of carpet in your bedroom or living room and it’s enough to get your body burning energy and feeling positive.
‘Maybe it will be, you know, 15 minutes, maybe it’s not enough, it may be a catalyst for you to go “I’m gonna do another 10 minutes, another 20 minutes” and then that will be just a kick-starter.’
On top of his new scheme, Joe will be raising money for Children In Need with a 24 hour, non-stop workout stream – where he won’t even be able to sleep.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.
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