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Understanding the Effects of VR Exercise

Posted by Lloyd on February 01, 2012
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To understand the effects of VR exercise, both the physiological and psychological responses are important. In these studies, even though subjects were working at the same perceived effort, they worked at a higher exercise intensity on the VR machines than on the non-VR machines. Psychologists describe this phenomenon as dissociation, whereby the subjects’ attentional focus is shifted away from internal cues of how hard they feel they are working. Because exercisers are working at a higher intensity, they should logically experience greater improvements in aerobic capacity and body composition if they regularly use VR machines. Continue reading…

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