The Scary Movie Diet

Posted by: tyent On October 31, 2013 3:40 pm

Scary Movie Diet?

According to an article in The Telegraph, researchers at the University of Westminster say that watching horror movies can help you burn the caloric equivalent of a small chocolate bar.

Films which make the audience jump in terror are the best calorie burners.  Dr. Richard Mackenzie, senior lecturer and specialist in cell metabolism and physiology at the University, explains why.  “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 …

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