Let’s admit it, we all love watching horror movies with our eyes closed. There are so many of my friends who say they love watching horror movies and end up screaming and instead scaring the neighbors and everyone around them. Yes horror movies are something that brings chills, and those chills last for about a week! I remember watching a horror movie when I was about 12 years old and when I went back home I could not enter my brother’s room, imagining that the ghost form the movie that I watched stayed in that room. Sounds silly and hilarious right? Well this article is for those who still have the guts to watch horror movies and for those who don’t would like to watch after reading the benefits that come along watching horror movies. So here are 3 cool benefits of watching horror movies…
1: BURN CALORIES/ LOSE WEIGHT
Yes! You read that right. Now you could quit gym and start watching horror movies. It s scientifically proven that people who watch excessive amount of horror movies could lose about 200 calories at once. You must be thinking how can watching something keep your body to lose weight here’s the reason why, horror movie can make our pulse beating faster and our pumped blood burn the calorie. If you’re tense, your heart is pounding, and your breath is heavy, it means your body is working hard. That means that you’re actually burning off calories — even while just sitting on the couch. It is the same as one hour walking. The calorie releases when watching horror movie is the same calorie in a bar of chocolate. It seems like all those shivers and jumps really add up to something! It is the same as one hour walking. The calorie releases when watching horror movie is the same calorie in a bar of chocolate.
2: LOVEY- DOVEY
Well you might say how is lovey-dovey even related to horror movies, well researchers have proven that couples who watch horror movies together are more likely to be with each for a longer period of time than couples who chose to go for a romantic movie. Here’s the reason why When you are jumpy because of the scary movies you tend to unwillingly hug the person next to you. Hugging could give you relief from the heightened emotions which are useful to be acquainted with especially when you are feeling too much stress and anxiety when you are no longer watching. It’s just not a horror movie experience without another hand to squeeze. Horror movies strengthen bond between friends, family, and loved ones because you can all get scared together while also supporting one another.
3: RELEASES STRESS
I’m sure many of you must have tried a lot of things to release stress out of your body. You must have thought about so many various ideas, maybe heard it from your people or someone else, but have you ever had an idea of watching a horror movie when you’re stressed? If not well you should try it! Now you might argue that at some points watching horror movies can actually make us stress more but that is not always necessarily true. Quite contrary to the popular belief, when you are stressed you need to get the adrenaline pumping. Medical professionals believe that engaging in a horror movie can make your adrenaline rush all throughout the body. The excitement and the uncertainty of the scary movie activates your adrenal gland to pump adrenaline all over which can give you that energy boost and could lead to the release of feel-good chemicals in the brain. It keeps you on your toes instead of being lethargic due to anxiety and depression.
So people! Don’t waste time and grab your partner or take some time out and watch a horror movie instead!