Does This Avatar Make Me Look Fat?

January/February 2010

Get inspired by active images of yourself.

People with a fit avatar (a virtual representation of oneself) are more likely to exercise in real life, says the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research. “Seeing ‘yourself’ active may encourage you to carry it over into your life,” says Elizabeth Dean, M.A., lead study author. Not a tech geek? Post a photo of yourself working out for inspiration.