Yep, you read the title right… Researchers at the University of Westminster have proven that sitting down to watch a movie can burn as many calories as a 30-minute walk! HOWEVER, there is one catch; the movie has to be scary! Scary movies make viewers jump and heart rates skyrocket. In a movie that lasts an hour and a half, you could burn as many calories as you do in a 30-minute walk.
Here are the top 10 films to watch, according to science, to burn off those calories!
- The Shining
- The Exorcist
- A Nightmare on Elm Street
- Paranormal Activity
- The Blair Witch Project
- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
- [Rec] – A Spanish film from 2007