Phone Hacks For A More Focused Workout Session

By Peter C

If you often get sidetracked by your phone while exercising, rest assured that you’re not the only one. Most people at the gym are often caught checking out social media during their routines. However, there is a remedy: enable the “focus” mode on your phone.

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Claire Zai, a powerlifting coach, advises the “fitness” setting for iPhones, which you can adjust to include only fitness-related apps on your home screen, quiet notifications from work or social apps, and add widgets that you’ll find handy throughout your workout. You can also make wallpaper out of something valuable or inspiring, such as a list of goals or a motivational quote.

Don’t worry; the feature is also available on Android devices. You can activate the fitness mode anytime you start an exercise or are at a specific location. What’s the best part? You can set your phone to continue functioning for an hour, so long as you are in the same area or until you turn it off.

You may avoid distractions and maintain your concentration on your workout by enabling focus mode. Another exciting thing about this phone setting is that it allows you to use apps such as a timer or heart rate monitor to help you monitor your workouts. In addition, you could install music and podcast applications to enjoy some tunes or podcasts while working out.

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So, follow this tip and take charge of your phone usage during exercises. You’ll be amazed by how much your concentration and efficiency will increase. And who knows, you may finally reach the new personal record you’ve been striving for.