[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16x9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1372717905&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4123764&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1372717905 type=script]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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