We’ve all felt tempted to watch TV or scroll through our phone while on a treadmill or a stationary bike, but you should think twice before doing it. Multitasking can make it easier to get through your workout, but it’s a double-edged sword, and here are a few reasons why it might be doing you more harm than good.
Lack of Focus
You’ll struggle to focus your attention on your workout if you’re trying to multitask all the time. If you’re glued to the screen the entire time, you most likely won’t be paying full attention to your workout, so it’s best to leave these activities for you cool-down or don’t do them at all.
Not Reaching Your Goals
If you set a certain goal for your workout, you’ll have a harder time reaching them if you’re multitasking at all times. The lack of focus will make your workouts less effective and you’ll need much more time to cover a certain distance or burn a certain number of calories.
Risk of Injury
The biggest problem with multitasking during your workouts is that you’re exposing yourself to the risk of injury. Directing your attention towards something else while working out can be unsafe, leading to potential falls, bad form, neck strains, and so much more.