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  • Writer's pictureIgor Lotkin

Why VR Can Be The Best Cardio

Updated: Dec 13, 2023

In the realm of competition, where strategic and technical skills are honed, there's an often-overlooked aspect – physical progress. Esports, once a niche, has exploded into mainstream popularity, even finding a home on sports-centric platforms like ESPN, emphasizing the physical demands of competitive gaming.

The integration of Virtual Reality (VR) into the esports landscape has been transformative. VR's immersive and physical nature adds a new dimension to gaming. Whether engaging in a first-person shooter or rhythmically slicing beats in games like Beat Saber, players find themselves burning a significant number of calories. It seems we've uncovered a way to seamlessly blend video gaming with exercise.

At the heart of virtual reality lies immersion – the feeling of being transported elsewhere, assuming a different persona. When VR gaming prompts a rise in heart rate, it's not just entertainment; it's a unique form of exercise. And who's to say that's a bad thing?

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