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Why watching horror movies can lose weight?

Why watching horror movies can lose weight?

By  Joe Horner 2019-07-10 3162 0

According to the study by the University of Westminster in the UK found that watching horror movies can speed up the burning of calories and thus achieve weight loss. Why watching horror movies can lose weight? Here is a detailed explanation for it, and list the top 10 horror movies to lose weight.

watching horror movies can lose weight 

The study found that, when people feel fear, their heart beats will faster and their tension doubles, thus the burning of calories can speeding up.

Lose weight by watching horror film

The researchers found that people who watched Stanley Kubrick's horror film "The Shining" may burn 184 calories, equivalent to the number of calories consumed by a 40-minute walk. The results show that fat burns faster when watching horror movies than other types of TV shows.

watching horror movies can lose weight 

Why watching horror movies can lose weight?

Watching horror movies is prone to tension and anxiety, stimulate the body to release adrenaline, accelerate the basal metabolic rate (BMR), will eventually burn more calories.

 watching horror movies can lose weight

Watching horror movies will make people's blood cardia, heartbeat accelerate, with the acceleration of heartbeat, whole body blood flow, the level of epinephrine in the body will also rise.

watching horror movies can lose weight 

It is precisely because the body releases adrenaline, which works quickly, that the basal metabolic rate increases, eventually causing the body to burn more calories. The body suddenly feels intense stress (which in this study is due to fear), releases adrenaline, which also reduces appetite.

Top 10 best horror movies to lose weight

Westminster University in London experimented with 10 people who were asked to watch classic horror movies, while monitoring heart rate, oxygen intake and carbon dioxide emissions, and calculating the energy consumed in their bodies. It was found that the following 10 horror movies burned the most calories and were the most helpful in losing weight.


1. The Shining: 184 calories.

2. Jaws: 161 calories.

3. The Exorcist: 158 calories.

4. Alien: 152 calories.

5. Saw: 133 calories.

6. A Nightmare on Elm Street: 118 calories.

7. Paranormal Activity: 111 calories.

8. Blair Witch: 105 calories.

9. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: 107 calories.

10. Rec: 101 calories.

watching horror movies can lose weight 

In addition to losing weight, watching horror movies has other good effects.

Reduce infectious diseases risk

Previous studies have found that watching horror movies will not only accelerate fat burning, but also reduce the risk of infectious diseases. When watching horror movies, the fear and tension will accelerate the circulation of white blood cells in the body, thereby limiting the spread of the virus. The thrilling and suspense scenes in the process of the film will make people adrenaline rise, nervous tension, so that the audience will feel more relaxed after the end of the film.

watching horror movies can lose weight 

For many people who are afraid of watching horror movies, this method is torture. But it would be a perfect news for people who like to watch horror movie. Therefore, in order to provide a better immersive viewing experience, it is necessary to prepare a good projector.

watching horror movies can lose weight 

Gearbest offers a wide range of high-quality projectors to choose from. Such as Excelvan, Alfawise, JMGO and so on. You can choose the most suitable for you! Maybe you could consider the following projector.


From the short video above, we can have a quick look about this cute small projector.

The XGIMI CC wireless projector revolutionizes home entertainment by combining immersive audio and video performance in a compact size. It is ideal to use with any phone, laptop, or tablet. It offers 720P HD quality video views with 4K support and up to a maximum of 180-inches. It comes equipped with JBL stereo speakers for high-quality audio. The system is based on Android so you can also use several Android apps. I believe that if you have such a convenient and good quality projector can give you a more effective viewing experience.


watching horror movies can lose weight 

Hurry up! Just pick an excellent projector to watching your favourite horror movies!

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