It’s Official, Watching Horror Films Causes Weight Loss!

Well, kind of…

Studies show that watching movies that get your adrenaline going helps burn calories! According to researchers from the University of West Minister in the UK who tested this theory on a handful of volunteers. Subjects for the study were shown a variety of different horror films while their heart rate, carbon dioxide output, calories burned and oxygen intake were recorded.

“As the pulse quickens and blood pumps around the body faster, the body  experiences a surge in adrenaline.” He adds: “It is this release of fast acting  adrenaline, produced during short bursts of intense stress (or in this case,  brought on by fear), which is known to lower the appetite, increase the Basal  Metabolic Rate and ultimately burn a higher level of calories.” Quote by cell metabolism specialist Richard McKenzie, taken from The Telegraph.

The following is a list of the Top 10 calorie burning films.

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

Information taken from nydailynews

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