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Scary Movies Burn Calories: Study shows that watching horror movies can help you lose weight. Will you watch more scary movies now?

Woman of many faces~ijm 2012/12/30 15:50:18
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Why do we like to be frightened? It's a tad
counterintuitive—fear isn't generally seen as a positive emotion—but
still we voluntarily ride on rollercoasters, visit haunted houses and
watch scary movies. All of these are designed to elicit a fear response,
and while we try to avoid frightening situations in real life, many of
us will gladly pay for the privilege of being frightened under
controlled circumstances. Fear gets our juices flowin,' makes our hearts
beat faster, and makes us feel alive.


Now we have yet another reason to make
ourselves feel scared. A study out of the University of Westminster in
the UK has shown that watching horror movies actually burns calories.


The researchers had their subjects watch a variety of horror
movies while measuring their vital signs: heart rate, oxygen intake,
carbon dioxide output, and calories burned.


Not surprisingly, people watching scary movies experienced
adrenaline surges and stress, things that burn a high level of calories.



Not surprisingly, people watching
scary movies experienced adrenaline surges and stress, things that burn a
high level of calories.


According to this study, the top calorie-burning horror films were:


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 Chain Saw Massacre—107 calories
10. [Rec]—101 calories


It's an interesting study, even if the results are not all that surprising.

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  • Thomas 2013/02/23 09:14:20
    Yes
    Thomas
    Good thing I already do!
  • noha 2013/01/09 20:33:48
    Undecided
    noha
    hhhhhhhhh ,that's funny thing , but i don't believe it
  • TerryAgee 2013/01/09 20:24:06
    No
    TerryAgee
    +1
    I'm already a horror movie fan!
  • Cat 2013/01/01 07:25:34
    No
    Cat
    +1
    No, because most f them are just too stupid. Why don't those teens all stay together in one room and all keep clubs or weapons with them all the time? If the monster or psycho attacks, they call all beat the life out of him.
  • Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~ 2012/12/30 17:05:47
    No
    Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~
    +1
    Diet and exercise would work better physically and psychologically.
  • ♒ßεllεchεvεllε®♒ 2012/12/30 16:16:31
    Undecided
    ♒ßεllεchεvεllε®♒
    +1
    no more than i currently do...i watch a lot of them!

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