Virtual reality may help with weight loss

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) —  A new study shows that virtual reality may help real-life weight loss.

Researchers had overweight women make a computer model of themselves.

They then watched videos of their virtual selves on treadmills or selecting proper portion sizes.

After four weeks, the women had lost three and a half pounds.

Researchers believe if a person can visualize themselves performing healthy activities it will be easier for them to learn those behaviors.

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