VIDEO: More Calories Burned When Chased by Bear

Trying to find a way to get more bang for your buck when you’re out on your next jog? Try running through bear country like these guys.

When/if you make it back to your car, chances are you will have burned at least 50% more calories than you would have otherwise.  This effect is known in the health world as “the bear burn” and it’s taking the fitness industry by storm.

DVD sets are already in the works for dozens of new fitness series involving being chased by wild bears. Some say the phenomenon is overblown, but most naysayers have never been chased by a bear. The evidence stacks up in favor of the bear burn theory. In every study conducted, people who included a wild bear in their workout burned an average of 67% more calories than bearless counterparts (not counting the ones who died, but we can all agree: no guts, no glory).

I guess we have one thing to be happy about. If Bearmageddon is really going to happen, at least the world will be a fitter, healthier place right before we all die.


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3 thoughts on “VIDEO: More Calories Burned When Chased by Bear

  • September 10, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Bad idea. The bear is not in attack mode or the camera would have been dropped. It appears “food induced”. A fed bear is a dead bear. Once the become desensitized and expect food from humans the next person will call 911 for help! Law enforcement or Fish and wildlife will “dispatch” the bear for safety of the people. Booooo.

  • January 22, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    A black bear? Puh-leez. Not many calories burned scratching him behind the ears.

  • January 28, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    Only 67% more calories burned running from Grizz…. 82% more calories burned running from polar bears. Sources close to the investigations state that the colder weather is responsible for the difference. Keeping warm in the arctic burns more calories than sauntering through Yellowstone NP.


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