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Gamer Loses 14 Pounds in 50 Days Playing the HTC Vive

As we reported last month, gamer Tim Donahey strapped an HTC Vive onto his face and a Polar H7 heart rate monitor onto his chest to learn just how many calories he burned each time he gamed in the virtual world. Remarkably, he burned a whopping 866 calories in one hour and five minutes. Inspired by these […]

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Can You Lose Weight Playing The HTC Vive? This Gamer Is About To Find Out

Gamer Tim Donahey is a certified personal trainer and a former competitive power lifter who rowed on his college crew team. But several months ago, after the birth of his son, and an illness in a family member, his exercise routine forced him to quit. He needed inspiration. He found it in the HTC Vive. […]

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Omni Gaming Treadmill: Kill Some Monsters, Burn Some Calories

It’s hard for a gamer to get some much-needed exercise, particularly PC gamers, who are usually stuck behind a monitor, where the only way to burn calories is to play a championship game of Starcraft. Now the Omni, a unique gaming treadmill and currently a Kickstarter project, wants to help you get buff while getting buffs.

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Diet for a Marathon Gaming Session

Raise your hand if you’ve ever had a marathon, day-long session of gaming. Now lower your hand. Now raise it again. That was important, actually. Gaming may be a great way to spend an hour or twenty-four, but it’s an extremely sedentary hobby. And if you’re don’t exercise and eat right, over time you can find yourself with multiple unwanted pounds or even circulatory problems and high blood pressure. That can’t possibly be good for your game.

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