Who doesn’t love a good thriller?
What if I tell you, tat watching a horror flick has a lot of health benefits…
Hard to absorb right?
The only here is that the number of health benefits you stand to gain depends on how scared you are while watching the film. Fear stimulates certain responses that increase heart rate, oxygen intake and release of carbondioxide.
- It burns calories
A study conducted in 2012 by the University of Westminster in UK asked 10 people to watch different scary movies. These people were monitored while they were watching the movie. The person who watched the scariest movie freaked out and jumped several times which lead to calorie-burn (184).
2. Boosts your immune system
A study revealed that watching a scary movie can also boost your immune system by increasing the blood circulation. This increases the fight-or-flight response of the body.
3. Good for the health of your brain
The flow of emotions through your body releases a bunch of happy hormones in our brain which includes dopamine and serotonin. These chemicals are instant mood changers.
4. Relieve you from stress
Horror movies pump adrenaline which helps combat anxiety and depression. It can help you manage stress which is true. The next time you are under stress don’t forget to try it.
5. Help you over come a phobia
Watching someone fight something you’re scared of or overcoming a fear can help you face your own fears.