Is It a Good Idea to Grab Some Popcorn, Sit Down and Watch a 90 Minute Scary Movie A study was done by the University of Westminster to test if you actually burn more calories while watching a scary movie and the outcome is…Yes! All that adrenaline heart pumping terror can burn close to the same amount of calories you’d burn if you went for a 1/2 hour walk. Now I’m not sayin’ to skip exercise and hit the couch instead, but it is a good addition if you want to slim your waist line -Ha! And yes there is scientific evidence to back this up. Participants’ heart rates, oxygen intake, and carbon dioxide were measured. The number of calories burned increased by a third while watching a scary movie.
Here’s a list of the top calorie-burning Horror Flicks:
- The Shining: 184 calories
- Jaws: 161 calories
- The Exorcist: 158 calories
- Alien: 152 calories
- Saw: 133 calories
- A Nightmare on Elm Street: 118 calories
- Paranormal Activity: 111 calories
- The Blair Witch Project: 107 calories
- The Chain Saw Massacre: 105
So go ahead, get scared and enjoy the burn!