- Exercise & Fitness
Reasons to Leave Your Cell Phone At Home When You Go Out For A Walk
Your cell phone, which is likely a smartphone, goes with you many places. For women, it may be in your purse and for men it is likely in your pocket. Wait, no, it is most often in palm of your hands regardless of gender!
Try leaving your cell phone at home the next time that you go for a walk. You will likely get more enjoyment out of the time spent outside and improve your workout as well.
Focus On the Outdoors Instead Of On Your Phone
When you go for a walk, your intentions may be to clear your head or to get some exercise. Whatever the reason, you likely don’t leave home for a walk thinking that your purpose is to catch up on your text messages. The cell phone is not the reason for your walk, which means it is not a necessity during your workout.
Without your phone in hand, you are more likely to focus on the environment that surrounds you as you walk, rather than on the newest mobile app that you downloaded to your phone. The distraction of your cell phone is erased if it is kept at home.
You will notice the flowers around you, other walkers, and a variety of other scenic details. These details add quality to your walk.
You Take a Break from Technology
Another reason to leave your cell phone at home when you go for a walk is to force you to take a break from technology. In particular, the break is from your cell phone. Perhaps you work on the computer all day. You are dependent on technology for your income, and therefore it makes sense that your breaks should free your mind and your hands from anything related to technology.
When you leave your cell phone at home, you force your mind to think outside of the world of technology. The environment that surrounds you as you walk outside has no touch screens or keypads; instead you get exercise and enjoy nature. After the break, you will return to your cell phone refreshed and likely with more energy than when you first left home.
Your Workout Will Improve
When you focus your mind on the exercise of walking rather than on your cell phone, your work out will likely improve compared to a walk that is partially focused on the screen of your smart phone. Your workout improves as you put more mental and physical energy into your movements. When you concentrate your efforts on your body rather than on the cell phone, you are likely to get better results. If you are walking as part of your fitness goals to lose weight, you are well on your way!
The next time you go for a walk, try leaving your cell phone at home. Notice if you feel something important is missing while you walk. After a few minutes, that feeling should subside and you will find yourself focusing more on the activity at hand. You will also likely enjoy the outdoors and appreciate the nature around you. Have a great walk and remember: your phone will still be at home when you return!
Do You Leave Your Cell Phone At Home...
Do You Leave Your Cell Phone At Home When You Go For A Walk?
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