DON’T TEXT WHILE YOU TRAIN

CHECK­ING YOUR PHONE WHILE WORK­ING OUT CAN CAUSE DIS­TRAC­TION AND RE­DUCE THE IN­TEN­SITY OF YOUR EX­ER­CISE

The Gulf Today - Panorama - - FITNESS - By Wina Stur­geon

Are you go­ing to the gym? If so, don’t take your phone! It’s pretty sad to see some­one oc­cu­py­ing a piece of equip­ment with their legs mov­ing lethar­gi­cally, while their fingers flip around fran­ti­cally, tex­ting and web surf­ing. It’s also rude. Other peo­ple may want to use that bench or ma­chine.

But the worst part is, keep­ing your mind on your phone while fak­ing an ex­er­cise is a waste of time. With­out the in­volve­ment of your brain — in other words, your con­cen­tra­tion — you might as well be tak­ing a slow walk down an empty street for all the good

A study pub­lished in the jour­nal Per­for­mance En­hance­ment & Health found that tex­ting dur­ing ex­er­cise im­pacted bal­ance and sta­bil­ity by 45 per cent.

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