You burn about as many calories watching TV as you do sleeping

MellowGuy

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I'm not sure I understand or maybe just missed how this relates to watching television. However, this is a cool chart on sleep numbers.

Another thing personally is that more fat seems to be burned when a person gets a good amount of sleep as opposed to a person that doesn't. I'll probably provide a chart of this soon lol.
 

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Technically, sleeping in a sense is kinda doing nothing. Only your body is doing stuff which is pretty much the same as watching TV right? Anyways, doing some pushups or jumping jacks will probably burn more calories! Maybe even typing on the computer.
 
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Interesting. If sleeping can burn calories, how much if you are awake. Just by sitting probably, your body can burn calories as well as standing and so forth. Only I need to eat moderately I would be able to achieve my goal to slim down for a change.
 

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If I'm watching a horror movie on television, my heart will beat faster and I will be on edge all the time. Wouldn't that burn more calories than sleeping?
That is if you're always watching horror movies, and I mean all the time. :p However, I don't think it is quite healthy for your emotional state or health. :)
 
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I had read before that sleeping could help us lose weight since there are fats burned while sleeping. And also it is good for health cause our body repairs and recharges itself while we are asleep. I think it is healthier than just sitting for longer hours watching TV.
 

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That is if you're always watching horror movies, and I mean all the time. :p However, I don't think it is quite healthy for your emotional state or health. :)
Oh yes, watching horror movies all the time would certainly not be great for my psychological and emotional health and I think the calories burned too aren't significant. But I do love to watch horror movies.
 
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Oh yes, watching horror movies all the time would certainly not be great for my psychological and emotional health and I think the calories burned too aren't significant. But I do love to watch horror movies.
I LOVE HORROR MOVIES TOO. I recently liked Paranormal Activity 1 even though I used to find it cheap and low budget film. :D I prefer watching horror movies and comedy films instead of watching romantic films.
 
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I LOVE HORROR MOVIES TOO. I recently liked Paranormal Activity 1 even though I used to find it cheap and low budget film. :D I prefer watching horror movies and comedy films instead of watching romantic films.
But then I usually watch them in the security of the daylight. I don't dare to watch horror movies at night. I will not be able to go to sleep:blush: and I usually watch with my children so we'll give one another the companionship and therefore won't be so frightened. He he. Defeats the purpose of being scared, doesn't it?
I haven't watched Paranormal Activity. My daughter said that it's a terrible movie even though she hasn't watched it yet. I too find romantic films quite a drag because it makes me cry most of the time and it's so embarrassing when my children start to ask me, "Mummy, why your eyes so red?":cry:
 
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But then I usually watch them in the security of the daylight. I don't dare to watch horror movies at night. I will not be able to go to sleep:blush: and I usually watch with my children so we'll give one another the companionship and therefore won't be so frightened. He he. Defeats the purpose of being scared, doesn't it?
I haven't watched Paranormal Activity. My daughter said that it's a terrible movie even though she hasn't watched it yet. I too find romantic films quite a drag because it makes me cry most of the time and it's so embarrassing when my children start to ask me, "Mummy, why your eyes so red?":cry:
I can watch movies at night, I'd be bothered by it for quite some time but as time goes by, I forget about the fear. :D I watch romantic chick flicks once in a while to let my emotions out when I'm feeling so sad for unknown reasons. LOL. :p You should try watching Paranormal Activity 1 once, its quite interesting. I watched it alone one night and that made an impact. LOL.

Between watching and sleeping... I prefer sleeping though. LOL. Especially that I have a secular job. :D
 
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I can watch movies at night, I'd be bothered by it for quite some time but as time goes by, I forget about the fear. :D You should try watching Paranormal Activity 1 once, its quite interesting. I watched it alone one night and that made an impact.
My daughter loves to watch horror movies at night too but she would insist that I watch with her. She said it's no point watching a horror movie but not being scared. It will scare me for awhile too but after a few days I will tend to forget the fear too.

My sister loves to watch horror movies too but the best thing about her is that she doesn't retain anything of the horror once the movie is over. I envy her for that. She only feels the horror while watching the movie but after the movie ends, that ends her horror. She's so brave in that sense.

Perhaps, I will try to watch Paranormal Activity and see what it's like. But from the trailer I saw of the movie, it does seem like one hell of a scary movie.