You could lose weight when your avatar exercises
An avatar demonstrates walking at a moderate pace on a treadmill.
Temple University Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine)
When I was a varsity swimmer in high school, I was taught creative visualization, which is a fancy way of saying that I would sit in a quiet place, close my eyes, and imagine myself in an upcoming race — stroke for stroke. I could feel the temperature of the water, the pounding of my heart, the overwhelming urge to breathe as I sliced through the water without once turning my head for air. It was a mental rather than physical…
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