Happy Halloween! Watch a Scary Movie and Burn Calories!

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Whether you’re a kid trick-or-treating, the parent at the end of the night stealing from your kids collected candy stash, or the young college kid hitting up the college parties, when it comes to Halloween, treats are always involved. From the candy corn to the pumpkin flavored ale, everyone loves to get in the spirit of Halloween!

Unfortunately these Halloween indulgences don’t always end up being as big of a treat to the waistline. Don’t let that take away all your Halloween spirit just yet. According to this article Scary Movies Burn Calories, there may be a way you can counteract all these treats.

The article went on to say “watching a horror movie can burn nearly 200 calories all while you sit on the couch!” According to our previous post How Long Does It Take to Burn That Off, those 200 calories would be the equivalence to about 20-minutes of running on the treadmill.

Watch a Scary Movie to Burn CaloriesThe Scary Movies Burns Calories article went on to reference an article from The Telegraph titled Watching Horror Films Burns Nearly 200 Calories at a Time, describing a study done by the University of Westminster where they “measured the total energy expenditure of ten different people as they watched a selection of frightening movies. Scientists recorded their heart rate, oxygen intake and carbon dioxide output – and discovered the number of calories used increased by on average a third during the films.”

They also went on to explain that the best calorie-burning moments were those that made viewers jump in terror and caused their heart rates to skyrocket. The study explained that:

As the pulse quickens and blood pumps around the body faster, the body experiences a surge in adrenaline. 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.

Now this doesn’t mean you can indulge in all of your kids Halloween candy, but a small candy bar and a scary movie should do just the trick to counteract one another and not kill your waistline! Check out the 10 Top Calorie-Burning Horror Movies to know which ones will have the greatest effect.