We all want a successful and healthy workout session. We all want to pump out the best in us and make our workout sessions a bit better each time we go to the gym. And you want to know how you can do that? Simple — leave your phone inside the bag where it belongs.

Article At A Glance

  • Working out requires extreme focus and attention
  • Bringing your phone inside the workout place is detrimental to your routine
  • You can fully improve on your workout sessions if you leave your phone inside the bag

Talking or texting on your cell phone while working out and doing your exercise? Wenk. Researchers have found out in two separate studies that doing this is detrimental to your workout session. Talking or texting on your smart phone, taking pictures during a workout or doing anything that takes away your focus on the task at hand actually lowers the intensity of your workout session. Aside from that, the research team also found out that using the phone while working out can also create accidents that are dangerous not only for you but for the people around you as well.

“If you’re talking or texting on your cell phone while you’re putting in your daily steps, your attention is divided by the two tasks and that can disrupt your postural stability, and therefore, possibly predispose individuals to other greater inherent risks such as falls and musculoskeletal injuries,”


While some might argue that using their phone is only for pumping out some inspiring workout music, using the phone in this manner is kinda accepted. Still, there are other non-intrusive ways for you to achieve this such as using mp3 players and iPods to do the job. Whatever you may want to say, at the end of the day the truth is that you will be tempted to check out your phone if it is around the vicinity. So to fully eliminate that possibility, keeping it inside the bag where it belongs should be your priority.

Still, if you want to pump up and put some adrenaline rush into your workout by listening to some tunes, go right ahead. Music can actually inspire you to lift more and lift heavier — just make sure that your music isn’t pumping out volume too loud for you to hear the people working out around you as well. Music that is too loud can also contribute to and cause accidents.