Yes, you can lose weight and have fun at the same time! Check out this incredible story of a man who lost 50 pounds playing VR.
Other benefits of VR include:
- allowing your entire body to respond much faster to any kind of visual stimulation
- exercising the brain
- upgrading your reflexes
- And balancing your emotions as you experience extremely immersive situations.
Below are some of our favourite active VR games in video game bar Toronto. See the exercise ratings here.
Beat Saber – 6 to 8 kcals a minute
The primary exercise comes from the fast upper body movement needed to slice musical blocks, along with moderate side-to-side leaning, and occasional squats to avoid obstacles.
Knockout League – 8 to 10 kcals a minute
Involves moving and dodging with your body and 1:1 punch movement. Train up with various boxing drills to take on a crazy cast of characters with various fighting styles in order to become the champion!
Space Pirate Trainer – 4 to 6 kcals a minute
The official trainer for wannabe space pirates – this game is comparable to the elliptical exercise, burning 4-6 calories per min! Duck, dodge, and blast your way into the Space Pirate Trainer hall of fame.
Audioshield – 8 to 10 kcals a minute
A musical rhythm game in which you block orbs in time with music. With an average burn of 240-300 calories per 30-minute session, this is a great alternative to rowing.
QuiVR – 2 to 4 kcals a minute
QuiVR is the defining archery experience, made from the ground up for Virtual Reality. Grab your bow, arrows, and some friends to fight the enemy onslaught.