Most people nowadays can’t imagine going anywhere without their phone—even when they’re working out. You’re probably telling yourself you’re only bringing your smartphone along to listen to music and check the time, but here’s a couple of reasons why you should consider leaving it in your locker.
Lack of Focus
The more focused you are on your workout, the more motivated you’ll be to give it your very best. If you spend each break texting, scrolling through Instagram, or talking on the phone, working out will be in the back of your mind, and not your main priority.
Lack of focus can also lead to a lower intensity of your workouts. Studies have shown that phone usage can worsen workout intensity since people who use their phones spend much more time in the low-intensity zone than those who don’t.
The worst part about using a phone during your workouts is that you could lose your balance and expose yourself to injuries. Listening to music won’t put you at risk, but you should avoid other kinds of screen interaction while working out.