London: Watching a scary movie for just 90 minutes could help burn as much as 113 calories, which is close to the amount burned during a half-hour walk and equivalent to a chocolate bar, a University of Westminster study has revealed.The 1980 psychological thriller ‘The Shining’ was on the top of the list of calorie-burners, with the average viewer using up a whopping 184 calories. ‘Jaws’ took the runner-up spot, with viewers burning on average 161 calories, and ‘The Exorcist’ came third, with 158 calories, the Telegraph reported.The study 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.
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