Joe Wicks urges people to do one thing to help lose weight and sleep better

Joe Wicks
The Body Coach shared his advice on Instagram -Credit:Joe Wicks/Instagram

Joe Wicks has said that there is one thing people need to do when it comes to losing weight - and it's not about what you eat or how active you are.

Also known as The Body Coach, the dad of three is expecting his fourth child with his wife Rosie with the couple already sharing two daughters, Indigo and Leni and a son, Marley.

The 38-year-old, who shot to fame thanks to his quick and healthy meals as well as his virtual PE lessons during lockdown, which saw him being awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, said people simply need to put their phones down.

In a series of Instagram stories he uploaded just yesterday (April 21), he said: "If you want to lose body fat next week...put your phone down and get to sleep."

He continued: "More sleep = more energy + better food choices + more will power + more motivation + more consistency."

Joe Wicks sleep Instagram advice
He urged people to put their phones down -Credit:Joe Wicks/Instagram

Telling people to stop scrolling he concluded: "Sleep is the foundation which it all stands on. Focus on sleep this week. Phone down. Turn it off.

"Stop scrolling. This phone is holding you back from getting the sleep you need". The much-love health and fitness guru then signed it off: "Peace out."

Another health guru keen to see people sleep better is Dr Michael Mosley who shared handy trick to falling asleep fast. Referred to by the expert as the 4-2-4 rule, he explained you should breathe in for four seconds, hold for two seconds and out for four seconds. Dr Mosley stressed that it "works really, really fast."

Joe Wicks sleep Instagram advice
Joe Wicks said there's one thing you can do to help you lose weight -Credit:Joe Wicks/Instagram

Discussing the importance of sleep - a time to rejuvenate your body - Dr Mosley added: "Sleep affects every organ in the body. When you're sleep deprived, you're irritable, and it's not fun. When you are in deep sleep, that's when your short-term memory gets shifted into long-term and if you are not getting enough sleep, that's really bad for your memory.

"But there's also a thing where toxins get washed out your brain during deep sleep, so again, a lack of deep sleep has been associated with an increase in dementia. Moving down through the body it can also raise your risk of heart disease and type two diabetes."

You can buy a range of books by Joe Wicks here with Fitter, Healthier, Happier! currently slashed to £5.99 whilst Feel Good in 15 and Wean in 15 is also on sale costing just £11 and £11.67.

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