Can you really pop a scary movie in the dvd player, sit on the couch and lose weight?
According to Researchers at the University of Westminster, you can!
They did a study that showed watching 90 minutes of a horror movie will burn approximately 100 calories!
You might be asking yourself, “how does a scary movie burn 100 calories?”
That’s a good question.
According to the researches, scary movies ups your heart rate, reduces appetite and increases your adrenaline which helps to burn more calories simply by sitting on the couch.
And guess what?
Along with their research, they came up with a top 10 list of scary movies with the amount of calories they burn.
Check it out:
“1. The Shining: 184 calories
2. Jaws: 161 calories
3. The Exorcist: 158 calories
4. Alien: 152 calories
5. Saw: 133 calories
6. A Nightmare on Elm Street: 118 calories
7. Paranormal Activity: 111 calories
8. The Blair Witch Project: 105 calories
9. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: 107 calories
10. [Rec]: 101 calories”
List provided by a.v.club.
They probably didn’t take into account popcorn and a soda so if you decide to have a “fat-burning, scary movie watching” night at home, you should probably just stick to water to get the max. fat burning affect.