Don't Want To Exercise? This Could Be Just As Good And You Don't Have To Sweat

January 14, 2020
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Wicker and Wilde know how important it is to work out but let's face it Wicker is busy with his 3 kids and Rebecca, well, she likes to eat - so when stories like this come out we listen up.

According to scientists going to see a movie could be as good for your health as some light cardio at the gym. Say What?  Yep! Studies show watching a film is good for your heart health, memory, and concentration. And it’s a lot easier than burpees. (What the heck is a burpee anyway?) LOL

To get the info, researchers monitored the heart rate, body temperature, and skin reactions of people watching Disney’s live-action version of Aladdin. They discovered their heart rates entered the “healthy heart zone” for around 45 minutes during the movie which means they got the health benefits equivalent of a not-so brisk walk.

Ready to do a home workout aka binging on Netflix? Sorry, that’s not going to work. Apparently, you’ll only get the health benefits from a trip to the theater. Our brains need to experience the “undivided attention” that a dark theater provides and your combination of couch and cell phone are lacking.

Ugh!  Oh well, it's better than nothing.  However, researchers failed to say how a 2 ton tub of popcorn that Rebecca eats while at the movies factors into any potential weight loss. 

Who's up for a workout at the cinema?! 

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