The Art of Multi-tasking

This generation has mastered that art of the multi-task! We can do just about anything while texting, posting to social media or taking selfies.

I was reminded of this last night as I watched Michael Phelps win yet another gold medal. The camera showed NBA stars Kevin Durant and DeAndre Jordan in the audience as they were taking selfies while celebrating Phelp’s victory.

It is an acquired skill set that the younger generation has embraced. We should probably learn from this.

Fitness is an area where we can benefit from a skill like this. Life gets hectic. It is difficult to make the time to get to the gym. We have priorities like family and work that take precedence over getting to the gym.

Who says we can’t multi-task? Actually, it makes all the sense in the world. While watching Junior’s baseball game, why not crush some push-ups and a lap around the field in between innings? That’s a brilliant idea! You could also do curls with the grocery bags while bringing them in from the car. I suggest making multiple trips instead of trying to take every bag at once. More trips, more calories burned. Do squats on your coffee break at work. It doesn’t take long to get a burn in those quads.

I get asked all the time if yard work is considered “cardio?” If it is done as vigorously as your normal cardio session then, “Hell Yeah” it is. Housework is the same. If you are huffing, puffing and sweating then it counts.

By utilizing the “not so free” time throughout your day you can eliminate the need to set time aside specifically for working out. Take a lesson from a couple of NBA superstars and multi-task.

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