Ways that watching movies affects you

We all love to watch movies, and with so many different genres of movies, there is a movie for just about anybody out there. Not much has been thought of the effects that movies have on you as a person, however there are various.

Certain types of movies will have different effects on a person, and it all varies.

Here are some ways that watching movies affects you.

They can be bad for your health

Horror movies are generally for people who enjoy being scared or in fear, as it induces a fight or flight response in the body. This can physical and mental reactions to what they are seeing in the movie. Whilst this may be enjoyable for many, it can actually be bad for your health. Raised blood pressure and heart rate can cause issues for some people who may have pre-existing positions that would be aggregated by these conditions. Horror can and has caused heart attacks in some people.

Movies can improve your health

On the other hand, movies can also improve your health.

Comedy movies can help to lower blood pressure, as when you laugh for extended periods of time your blood vessels dilate. Intense laughing for more than 15 minutes can have the same effect on your body as cardiovascular exercise, which we all know is beneficial. Furthermore, when you watch sad movies, you are likely to come away thinking about loved ones and feeling grateful and happy for what you have.

These are some ways in which movies and TV shows affects you.

Both physically and mentally, they can affect you, in either a good way or a bad way. It all depends on the types of movies you are watching and whether or not you have any pre-existing conditions.

Abbey Labilliere
Abbey is an Entertainment Editor at the Lita Magazine. She was previously the Entertainment Editor at Yahoo Lifestyle Australia and has a strong interest in covering stories about culture and diversity. She likes late night TV shows and going for a walk with her dogs.

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