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Submitted by vjlyons on


 Two more things to think about while working out at work.   


1.)  Don't forget to network with the others that may also be using the gym.  If you are in a company facility, the person you are running next to may be a key partner down the road.  I have strengthened several relationships just by a few minutes of chatting before, during or after a workout.   If you are in a public gym, the person next to you could be a future, client, partner or vendor (or employer!).  Remember the MT rules about networking.


2.)  I run a lot with motivational music, but often I will catch up on an audio book or business oriented podcast.   I feel like I have double-used the time when I do that because I can focus on the material without distraction while work on my health.



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I do all my exercising to various podcasts (including MT, amongst other things).  I had to get a pair of Yurbuds (a product that does exactly what it says on the tin) so I don't need to spend most of my time putting my earbuds back in, but now I'm on the rowing machine, bushwalking, or lifting weights, always listening to something.  Like you, I feel like I'm getting double duty from each minute, which tickles my desire for efficiency, and since there's really nothing else to focus on, I can really concentrate on what's being said, so it's very effective listening time.  I've even found myself wanting to exercise more often when I've got a bit of a podcast backlog (or I'm halfway through listening to something particularly interesting).  Given the shape I'm in, anything that gets me exercising more often is something extra valuable.