As we continue to advance into the future, it’s normal for your hatred for the gym to grow bigger every day.

Let’s face it, technology is better. Messing around on your Xbox is way more fun than fighting over cable crossover machines at the gym.

But what if there were an awesome way to bridge the gap between tech and fitness while staying in the comfort of your own home?

This is where the Tao Chair comes in handy. The chair was developed by Tao-Wellness, a California-based tech and wellness company that was founded by Dr. Kosta Yanev and Philo Northrup.

This chair allows you to bring all of your favorite gym workouts straight to your living room, and it still looks like an awesome, futuristic recliner instead of a clunky piece of gym equipment you need to hide whenever you have guests over.

In a recent interview with Mashable, cofounder and president of Tao-Wellness, Northrup, explained,

This concept turns downtime into exercise time. People want to be healthier, but find it hard to find the time, especially after work when they want to watch TV with the family. Instead of eating potato chips while relaxing, you can burn calories, tone muscle and keep the heart pumping.

It’s genius, and it sounds like something that would actually allow you to keep your New Year’s resolution of staying healthy and fit!

This is the Tao Chair, a fitness device that allows you to work out from the comfort of your own home instead of an overcrowded gym.


The chair was developed by Tao-Wellness, a California-based tech and wellness company. It was unveiled at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas.


Here are some of the different exercises you can do with the Tao Chair.


Check out the video below for a closer look at how it works.

Read more: http://elitedaily.com/envision/chair-doubles-hidden-workout-machine-photos/895632/


It turns out that watching horror movies helps you burns calories. But it’s not enough calories to offset a giant bowl of butter-drenched popcorn, so this news isn’t nearly as good as it seems on the surface.

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Westminster found that the increased heart rate that results from watching a horror movie will burn approximately the same amount of calories as a half-hour walk,which also happens to be less than what’s in a normal-sized bar of chocolate.

University of Westminster’s Dr. Richard Mackenzie explains the science behind the discovery:

“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.”

The average number of calories burned by watching a 90-minute horror movie is 113, but the study found that some movies, particularly those with regular “jump-scare” moments, result in a substantially larger loss. According to the study, here are the top 10 horror movies for feeling the burn:

  1. The Shining: 184 calories

  2. Jaws: 161 calories

  3. The Exorcist: 158 calories

  4. Alien: 152 calories

  5. Saw: 133 calories

  6. A Nightmare on Elm Street: 118 calories

  7. Paranormal Activity: 111 calories

  8. The Blair Witch Project: 105 calories

  9. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 107 calories

  10. [Rec]: 101 calories

Forget about the gym! Just treat yourself to a “Shining-Jaws-The Exorcist-Alien” quadruple feature. But don’t forget the popcorn. That’d just be wrong.

This article originally published at The Mary Sue

Read more: http://mashable.com/2012/10/30/horror-movies-burns-calories/