Your fitness could be headed for a strange new world
Virtual reality (VR) will take your fitness to new heights. You can exercise in a destination of your choosing. You may physically be on the treadmill, but to your eyes, your scaling the highest mountains. You may be doing yoga in your living room, but around you is a vast oasis pushing the boundaries of your relaxation and serenity. But VR isn’t all about settings and imagination, there are also benefits to using it while you work out.
You’re no longer working out
For many of us, the resistance to working out is how boring it can be; how monotonous we feel the reps are. Minutes drag by while we’re on the treadmill, and all we think about is hitting that goal so we can do other things that engage the mind and bring us happiness.
With VR, boredom isn’t an issue. It gives your mind an outlet. It’s much easier to lose yourself in the VR realm and forget you’re working out. Instead of biding your time, eagerly waiting for the time goal, now your goal is reaching your destination in the VR world. You’ll keep climbing to find what’s at the summit of the mountain, you’ll want to spend more time in your personal paradise, stretching into each new pose.
You don’t have to go to the gym, but you can if you choose to go to a VR gym where everyone else is enjoying their virtual spaces and not thinking about who’s around them or what others are doing. It adds privacy in crowded gyms or adds wonder and the sense of discovery without ever leaving your home.
VR not only exposes us to new locations and sights while working out, but it also introduces us to new people. With VR, you can connect with a variety of people from anywhere in the world and take your workout to the next level with another virtual user to encourage you. You no longer have to pressure friends into joining you. Now you can find others who love to do the same workouts as you and join them in the virtual space.
This also means that your personal coach can come to you. The gym is no longer necessary for professional training.
Enjoy gaming without the guilt
The main focus is getting more active and working your body, and there are a lot of VR games waiting to help you do just that. You may not like exercising but love gaming. Now you can immerse yourself in a game and never even realize you’re packing fitness into your day. It’s a way for many people to get healthier while doing what they love, engaging the mind through games.
Raising the bar
Pushing your workout limits is easier than you may think with VR. You can choose from programs that moderately increase your movement, or you can choose harder games that increase your endurance and give you that full workout you’re looking for.
You can also play against other people, which means you’re able to choose what level you’re working at to beat someone who may be slightly more advanced than you or in better shape, making it both challenging and rewarding.
VR shows a lot of promise to making fitness fun and more accessible for everyone. While fitness is important, don’t forget a proper diet is even more so. At Fit2Go, we make dieting nutritious and delicious by offering amazing meals for many diet types. We use fresh ingredients and deliver our meals to your workplace or home. The best part? There’s no lengthy commitment on your part!