Monday, September 15 2014 5:10 AM EDT2014-09-15 09:10:49 GMT
Reconnaissance planes at the ready, France called together diplomats to come up with a coherent global strategy Monday to combat extremists from the Islamic State group, minus the two countries who share most of...More >>
With reconnaissance planes already in action, France's president said there was "no time to lose" in the global push to combat extremists from the Islamic State group as he opened an international conference to attack...More >>
Monday, September 15 2014 3:51 AM EDT2014-09-15 07:51:13 GMT
An actress who appeared in "Django Unchained" was handcuffed by police responding to a report of indecent exposure.More >>
Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection with her white companion.More >>
Monday, September 15 2014 2:30 AM EDT2014-09-15 06:30:17 GMT
By DAN PERRY Associated Press The Middle East has confounded outsiders for years, so it is no surprise that another U.S.-led project with a straightforward goal - destroying a marauding...More >>
By DAN PERRY Associated Press The Middle East has confounded outsiders for years, so it is no surprise that another U.S.-led project with a straightforward goal - destroying a marauding organization of...More >>
Sunday, September 14 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-09-15 01:40:44 GMT
With the deadly ambush on a state police barracks in the Pocono Mountains, law enforcement in eastern Pennsylvania went on high alert and officers from throughout the region, including New York and New Jersey,...More >>
A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed another trooper outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time since he underwent surgery, a spokesman said Sunday.More >>
The thought of all that Halloween candy enough to scare you about your waistline? Have no fear, a new study says you can burn off that candy bar 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 just for fun - let's just imagine this is the most fun way.
According to the new study, if you put yourself through 90 minutes of adrenaline-pumping terror, you can burn as many as 113 calories, nearly the amount burned during a half-hour walk and 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 study, done by the University of Westminster, 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.
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.
"Each of the 10 films tested set pulses racing, sparking an increase in the heart rate of the case studies," said Dr Richard Mackenzie, senior lecturer and specialist in cell metabolism and physiology at the university.
"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 a higher level of calories."
Jaws took the runner-up spot, with viewers burning on average 161 calories, and The Exorcist came third, with 158 calories.
So when you get home with that sack full of candy, grab a candy bar and a scary movie - and have a scary good work out!
The top 10 calorie-burning frightening films were: 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
12 East Delano Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36105