To burn as many calories as you do in a 30-minute walk, sit on your sofa and watch movies to get inspiration. If you are a hard worker and have a passion for working out, there are ways of weight loss while watching movies.
Here are things you may follow to burn those extra calories.
Change Your Movie Snack
While watching a movie like “Super Size Me,” one can definitely get disillusioned by a Happy Meal from McDonalds.
The movie examines the influence of the fast food industry. Morgan Spurlock personally explores the effects on his health, after living on a diet of solely McDonald’s food for one month.
It’s a film about the consequences of temptation. This movie can simply change one’s eating habit to something healthy yet tasty.
Oats pasta or replacing fried potato chips with this healthy alternative, which is made by breading sliced zucchini and baking it in the oven, says Real Simple.
Treadmill & Cycling
There are movies to make you feel like taking control while you are on a treadmill or simply cycling. You can enhance your running and riding abilities with films like “Run Lola Run” and “Premium Rush.”
Both movies are about adrenaline and can serve you with a great dose. “Run Lola Run” is about a botched money delivery after which Lola has 20 minutes to come up with a huge sum of money.
While cycling one can go for “Premium Rush,” which is about a a bike messenger. He picks up an envelope that attract a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city, says IMDB.
Inspiration For More Workout
If you are a fitness freak but freshly out of inspiration to exercise more, the only movie that can bring you back would definitely be Sylvester Stallone starring “Rocky.”
In the movie an underdog boxer named Rocky Balboa gets a rare chance of contending against the heavy-weight champion Apollo Creed.
For that he trains and struggles to build himself.
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Scare Yourself to Weight Loss
University of Westminster scientists tested ten people as they watched a selection of classic horror movies. Viewers’ heart rate, oxygen intake and carbon dioxide output were monitored to work out how much energy they were using.
The scientists found that on average the participants used up a third more calories watching the scary movies as they cause the heart rate to soar.
The Shinning has been found to burn a maximum of 184 calories, says Daily Mail.
A Push to Make You Look Fit
If a movie like “Shallow Hal” could tell you that everything is about inner beauty, it can also make you want to look like Gwyneth Paltrow without the fat suit.
According to Games Radar, even Paltrow would not spend hours and hours in make-up and eating to put on the weight for real.