Watching a 90-Minute Horror Film Burns up to 150 Calories!

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Horror films and scary TV shows are wildly popular right now and it turns out they are good for your waistline!

According to a study from the University of Westminster, watching a 90-minute horror film can help someone burn up to 150 calories and some films burn even more.

The researchers found that movies or shows that cause you to jump out of your seat were the best at burning calories, possibly due to an increased heart rate and the release of adrenaline in the body. 

The study determined these scary movies were the best at burning calories:

"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" - 105 calories
"The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" - 107 calories
"[Rec]" - 101 calories

Plus, could watching a scary movie with your partner strengthen your relationship? Psychiatrist Dr. Ish Major explains why couples who hold hands and embrace while being frightened tend to endure stress better and may have stronger relationships, in the video below.

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