We are told that meditation is good for the mind and that we need to sleep to form memories and relax, regroup and allow our bodies to take a break. Okay, but what if I told you that you can also lose weight while you sleep? I’m sure you’ve already considered this thought, but let’s go to a higher place and take this conversation to a higher level, shall we?
There is a great article to read that might be appropriate for this topic and an intellectual investigation titled; “Virtual reality solutions to improve physiotherapy”, by Carlo Camporesi, Marcelo Kallmann and Jay J. Han published in 2013. The summary is simple and direct;
“We present new solutions based on Virtual Reality technologies to improve the delivery of physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Three main aspects are addressed: 1) the ability to allow therapists to create new exercises and therapy programs intuitively through direct demonstration, 2) automatic delivery of therapy and monitoring with the use of an autonomous virtual tutor that can quantitatively monitor and evaluate the movements made by the patient, and 3) sessions of remote collaborative therapy in network through connected applications that show the movements of both the therapist and of the patient “.
Okay, virtual reality physical therapy basically consists of tricking your mind into healing itself, convincing your muscles that you are doing what you intend and that your mind is connected to the rest of your body correctly and that everything okay, you can even see it. so your body strengthens those connections, retrains your biosystem to work together again, and violates, you are complete, at least that’s the goal. Well, what about dreams? Can you trick your mind into believing that you are doing something?
Sure, I ever dreamed of flying, we all do it from time to time, what about dreams of running? Well, we are not the only species that can do that, watch your pets’ paws move while they sleep at some point, most likely they are dreaming of something they do all the time, run. Guess what? They are probably burning fat, have a high metabolism, and are strengthening their brain’s connections to all of those muscles, perhaps even building muscle memory.
You can do the same, just go for a run in your mind as you start to fall asleep, as you go from lucid dreams to sleep, think about running in a particular place, maybe around your neighborhood. This will help you burn fat cells. How can I know? Simple, I did it and lost weight in the process. Consider all of this and think about it.