Technology has, over time, seeped into every single domain of human life. From medicine to education and from reading books to entertainment, everything is somehow connected to technology. Now, an interesting infographic by market research firm Lab42 shows how nearly 50% of people who workout are hooked up to their smartphones even during the time when they are working out.
During the course of this research, Lab42 folks asked 500 such users who are quite active on the social media and at the same time, consider working out and exercise an important part of their lives.
According to the results gathered by the firm, 43% of these users utilize their smartphones to track their pace while another 33% are hooked up to the device to check their emails during the work-out sessions. The highest number of users though, 91% to be precise, use their smartphones to listen to music during exercise.
While these remain somewhat simple tasks, users tend to use their smartphones to much more social ends during workout. For instance, 75% of the interviewed people share their fitness progress across the social media, with Facebook being the most popular social media network to do so.
This, by no means, is something that is not good. In fact, a lot of these users think that the use of technology has hugely benefited them when it comes to exercising and work-out. They can keep a better track of their progress, listen to music which helps them workout longer and in general, keeps them motivated. The infographic is posted below.
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