Limited Technology Consumption Improves Sports Performance
“Dont have the phone smarter than you. So it they are looking at that as cultural contraband than that will let you know where we are at.” Rapper Chuck D. of Public Enemy
Limited technology is a foreign concept in today’s world. The television, the smart phone, computer and video games have taken over a large part of our time, especially with young people. We have all heard the stories and read the studies, that on average, we invest over 20 hours a week on television, now add 3 hours a day looking at our phone, watch a couple youtube videos, and read the sports on the Internet. What maybe, 50-60 hours a week! Add to this a scene from the movie, Children of Men. The scene where Theo is talking Nigel over lunch and Nigel’s son is sitting on the computer stuck in a coma-induced state taking drugs for depression. This it what could happen to athletes or is already happening right now.
So the concept of limiting technology takes on a whole new level within the context of Nigel’s son. It is not a false reality, it is reality that we need to look into decreasing the use of technology to improve performance.
So the concept of limiting technology takes on a whole new arena with the context of Nigel’s son. It is not a false reality, it is reality.
Here are a couple articles for further reading on the subject of decreased performance from technology. These are articles are simply the start of the information around the subject of decreased performance of the mind and body after long-term bouts with technology.
1. Boosting creativity with constraints
2. Social Media and Team Unity
4. Role of dopamine and the Internet
5. Digital multitasking decreases IQ
6. Overloaded Circuits: Why not?
7. Multitasking Adversely Affects Brain’s Learning
9. Respiratory Fitness Lowered by Screen Time
10. Decreased Performance with Only 3 hours TV per day
11. Reading and Writing Preserve The Brain
The end game is limited technology will improve your performance in your life and your sport. Get up and get off the technology.
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The question was asked what is the biggest source of power in the world today. “Knowledge of self and knowledge of your surroundings.” Rapper Chuck D. of Public Enemy
Secondly, Shaun Goodsell of Mental Edge Today and I recorded a powerful show on the concept of high performance. We talked about the power of vulnerability and its importance in life and sport.
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Good to learn 🙂