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Researchers say your smartphone may be harming your workout

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Researchers at Kent State University say that using a smartphone during a workout may be hurting your cardio efforts.

The scientists had 44 participants do different smartphone tasks while on the treadmill. Their results show that those who listen to music had a more productive experience, while those who talked on the phone automatically reduced their speed.

The worst offender of all? Texting. Researchers say that when participants were texting, they both lowered their speed and their heart rates dropped.

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