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A Good Way To Multitask

Posted by Coach Kim Collins on May 31, 2010

If you are like me you struggle to get yourself to exercise. One of the best strategies that I have found is to multitask while I exercise.

Now I know that in general multitasking can lead you astray, but this is one of the few instances where multitasking can actually make you more productive.

We already know that exercise on its own can increase focus and concentration and when coupled with something else you either need to do or joy doing, it makes it even better.

I love to walk and talk on the phone with friends and family, it allows me time to connect with people and makes my exercise time go by quickly. If I am not walking and talking, I’m listening to a podcast or a book on tape. This can be a great time to listen to something you are interested in or learn a new language or skill. Other people listen to music to keep themselves pump up. I recommend to people who have to study and find it hard to sit still while reading – to read while riding a stationary bike because the physical movement can help them focus. And finally, finding ways to combine play and exercise can actually make it fun. Join a class or team, or just play with your kids! Happy Multitasking!

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