Texting is tampering with your workout, according to a slate of new studies.

In two studies recently published by Computers in Human Behavior and Performance Enhancement & Health, researchers from Hiram College and Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania found that talking or texting during a workout will lower the intensity of the exercise and also impact your balance.

The most recent of these studies – called The impact of different cell phone functions and their effects on postural stability – was the first-ever to reveal that cell phone use can negatively impact your balance during everyday activities.

"If you're talking or texting on your cell phone while you're putting in your daily steps, your attention is divided by the two tasks and that can disrupt your postural stability, and therefore, possibly predispose individuals to other greater inherent risks such as falls and musculoskeletal injuries," said Michael Rebold, Ph.D., assistant professor of integrative exercise science at Hiram College.

In the study, 45 college students were observed as they exercised while texting, talking or listening to music. A different control group worked out without phones.

Unsurprisingly, the researchers found that goofing off on your phone mid-workout makes it more difficult to focus on the important task at hand (which isn’t swiping right or left, in case that wasn’t clear.) It was also found that texting reduces “postural stability” by 45 percent, while talking on the phone reduces balance by 19 percent.

"If you're talking or texting on your cell phone while you're putting in your daily steps, your attention is divided by the two tasks, and that can disrupt your postural stability, and therefore, possibly predispose individuals to other greater inherent risks such as falls and musculoskeletal injuries," said Rebold.

The only exception was listening to music on your cell phone, which has no remarkable impact on postural stability while exercising. In fact, listening to music has even been proven to help you push through the extra-tough parts of your workout.

h/t ScienceDaily, Men’s Fitness.