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Virtual reality and losing weight in real life

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Virtual reality may lead to real-life weight loss. 

A Temple University study had overweight women create a computer model that looked just like them.  The women watched videos of their models walking on a treadmill or selecting the right portion sizes of food.

After four weeks, those women lost 3.5 pounds.

Researchers believe if a person can visualize doing healthy activities and making healthy choices, they can learn and practice those behaviors.

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