Horror movies not only give an interesting tale of horror but goosebumps also. Most of us usually avoid them watching alone or during the nights. But did you know watching them makes you healthy also? Don’t believe us? Read out the 5 scientific reasons that prove why watching horror movies is actually good for our health.
1) It can burn nearly 200 calories at a time
It is surprising to know that watching 90 minutes of a horror movie can use up as much as 113 calories. The same amount of calories that burned during a 30-minute walk.
2) Improves anxiety
Watching horror movies pumps up adrenaline, glucose, and cortisol in our bodies. It happened due to ‘fight or flight’ response which triggered in our brains while watching them. Hence, it improves our anxiety issues.
3) Sharpen your brain
Watching a horror movie is more like solving a puzzle till you reach the climax. Watching them releases neurotransmitters which can increase brain activity and make us more alert for a while.
4) Enhances immune system
We experience an adrenaline rush in our bodies while watching the horror movies which in turn mobilizes our immune system. According to researchers, there is a firm increase in the white blood cells’ activity.
When we are scared our brains release feel-good chemicals like dopamine and serotonin.The same hormones that get activated when we are in love.