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Center of Attention: 4 Strategies for High-Intensity Mental Training

by: Richard Eastwick, MEd

Health Coach

Do you place enough emphasis on enhancing your clients’ focus? Building concentration can improve performance and lead to behavioral changes that will help exercisers achieve their goals.

Ours is a world wired for distraction. Online information and social media constantly compete for our attention, thwarting efforts to focus on a single goal. The results are scattered thoughts, shorter attention spans and a rewiring of our brains, all of which prevent us from performing at our very best in whatever we do. For many of us, multitasking—focusing on several targets at once—may seem like the obvious solution. However, performance generally decreases in multi­taskers by as much as 40% (Schwartz & Goldstein 2017).

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Fitness Journal, Volume 15, Issue 5

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Richard Eastwick, MEd

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