Horror Dieting! Mixing Business With Pleasure! Eh?

Ever thought of burning calories while sitting in a theater and watching movies? You think am crazy! Right?

A study at the University of Westminster has proved that watching horror flicks can burn up to 113 calories which is equivalent to a half hour walk (or a bar of chocolate). The study was performed on 10 different people where their heartbeat rate, oxygen intake and carbon dioxide output was studied while they watched horrifying movies. The research also reveals that the ‘jumping out of fear’ moments of the film are best at burning calories.

And here is the list (what! There’s a LIST!!!) Of the calorie burning movies…

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

So, what are you waiting for? Go and buy some CD’s instead of the treadmill now! 😉