Watching Horror Movies Makes You Healthy, You Can Burn Upto 200 Calories – 5 Reasons

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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.

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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.

5) Stress-buster

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.

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