Combined with college stress, the upcoming holidays are enough to scare you about your waistline. Have no fear; a new study says you can burn off those calories just by watching a scary movie!
It sounds too good to be true, and surely your doctor would tell you to get off the couch and get to the gym, but this is a fun way to burn calories too.
According to the new study, if you put yourself through 90 minutes of adrenaline-pumping terror, you can burn as many as 113 calories, the equivalent to a chocolate bar.
So what movie should you be reaching for to help burn the calories?
The 1980 psychological thriller The Shining topped of the list of calorie-burners, with the average viewer using up 184 calories.
The research also revealed films featuring moments designed to make viewers jump in terror are the best calorie-burners, as they cause heart rates to soar.
Jaws took the runner-up spot, with viewers burning on average 161 calories, and The Exorcist came third, with 158 calories.
Get together with your friends in your apartment in Blacksburg, VA and lose weight by watching a scary movie!
Top Calorie Burning Movies:
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