If you have the money and you’re big into exercise you may want to consider buying an Oculus headphone, or the like.

Research by the University of Kent shows that virtual reality may lower your pain levels and increase performance when exercising or engaging in general physical activity. Participants using VR reported a pain intensity ten percent lower than those not using the technology when performing isometric bicep curls.

October 1, 2018, a team led by led by PhD candidate Maria Matsangidou measured two groups of 40 individuals who performed an isometric bicep curl set at 20% of the maximum weight they could lift and hold for as long as possible.

Hurts, right?