How VR Can Benefit Your Health


The most dedicated exercisers seem to have no problem hitting the gym every day, doing more-or-less the same workout, and continuing over and over. Trainers like to tout the importance of creating a habit, developing internal motivation, and looking for intrinsic rewards to help you continue to exercise. The reality is, though, that most people struggle with this no-nonsense approach when it comes to exercise . Doing the same workout day-in and day-out can lead to boredom and disenchantment with exercise. VR can be beneficial for both mental and physical health, and here's why.

Escapism
Sometimes we all just need to escape our daily lives and routines. Some people can turn to drugs, alcohol, gambling or other unhealthy habits to achieve this. VR gives you that escapism without any dangers. It's fun and exciting and something you can do right from your own living room. Alternatively, a virtual reality experience could be a good fit for a group of friends who are looking to do something different once lockdown is over. Virtual reality experiences offers many games to people who are looking to dive into the unknown. You can immerse yourself in the world of humans vs aliens! You can play heist games where a team steps into the shoes of a police unit, or even enter a virtual fitness studio and do some physical exercise. 

Physical fitness
Fitness applications might be more supplemental than they are a primary form of exercise, but the novelty can do a lot to break up a monotonous workout routine." The idea being that you can be transported to a beautiful location like the Swiss Alps for your next stationary bike ride, rather than having to stare at the sweaty back of a fellow gym-goer

VR at home
VR at home is still relatively new (despite the concept existing for over thirty years) but exciting things are being released all the time, the sky is the limit for creators. True virtual reality platform (where a person's environment is completely replaced by a digital one) are still barely scratching the surface of the fitness world as of 2019, the industry is growing, and for good reason. Combining immersive VR with other wearable sensors like the Apple Watch, you can really start to see a connected ecosystem that will drive the next generation of immersive fitness

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