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Is Virtual Reality the Future of Fitness?

Is Virtual Reality the Future of Fitness?

Virtual Reality and Fitness. 

As technology continues to improve, the future of fitness is becoming more and more discussed. Virtual reality has recently captured everyone’s attention, causing different reactions from around the world. It has even aroused concerns about how it will affect people’s health. However, there are studies supporting its potential benefits for loss of weight and other health benefits.

This article will focus on virtual reality fitness as an alternative way to work out without having to leave your house or spend hours at the gym because you can easily use your computer/console/smartphone with VR Gear. After all, not everyone lives near a sports center or has time for traditional workouts, but that doesn’t mean they should give up on being fit! 

Reasons Virtual Reality Workouts Might Be a Future: 

It’s no secret that technology has taken over the fitness industry. From wearable devices to virtual reality workouts, there are more ways than ever to get in shape. While some people may be hesitant to try virtual reality workouts, there are many reasons why they might be the future of fitness.This section will discuss 10 of those reasons!

1) Entertaining

VR workout games can be entertaining and people don’t get bored while exercising. They will forget about time and challenges they meet while playing the game.

2) Easy to start

No need to drive to a gym, change clothes, or spend hours working out; VR Gear is affordable and easy to use at home by yourself or with family/friends.

3) Personalized environment

3D images of landscapes can make you feel like you’re in another place (e.g., beach, forest etc.) which motivates you even more. It also helps increase physical activity because people feel less conscious of their bodies when immersed in a virtual reality world. 

4) Face your fears

VR Gear creates a safe and challenging atmosphere for people who are afraid of heights, darkness or simply can’t go to a crowded gym.

5) Replaces medication

Exercising in a 3D environment has shown to be successful for Alzheimer’s patients by improving their spatial awareness and reducing anxiety. It also helps fight depression by releasing endorphins that make us feel good after taking part in physical activity.

6) Workout anytime you want

Do not worry about the weather outside, time of day or work/school schedule. Virtual reality fitness games are available at any time so you can workout whenever you want! 

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7) Safety

There are no risks of injuries from dropping equipment, loud noises, and people giving you strange looks while exercising at home. However, not all studies have been successful in supporting virtual reality. Some show that people don’t stick to this activity after a few months because it’s less effective compared to traditional workouts.

8) Health benefits

Virtual reality reduces stress and causes stimulation in certain parts of the brain responsible for feelings of pleasure, hence reducing pain(5), improving vision in low light conditions, helping athletes

9) Nearby sports center

This isn’t the case for everyone but if it’s your gym, don’t forget to reward yourself by going there at least once in a while to enjoy the activity instead of doing virtual reality workouts all day long.

10) Social

There are some games that can be played with other people so you can get fit together with friends/family. Researchers have also shown that exercising in group is beneficial for health, emotional state and happiness.

The Future of Fitness by Naysy

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