Apr 5, 2016 5:23 PM
NH1 Chief Meteorologist - NH1.com
Has the recent snow and cold made you a little grumpy? It is not a surprise. Weather can have a direct effect on our moods and dispositions.
Here are 5 ways spring weather can effect your mood.
A recent study found people who spend at least 30 minutes outside in pleasant weather had happier moods a reduced stress. While sunshine will not solve all your problems, it can help to provide a better mindset.
Seasonal affective disorder in winter is tied to how short the day is, with those long cold dark nights. So even though spring may be getting off to a slow start, we are gaining 3 minutes of daylight with each day. The extra hours of sunlight are making a huge difference.
Being outdoors in an enjoyable climate can improve memory, broaden your thinking and produce more creative thinking.
The warmer weather tends to promote a more active lifestyle. Exercise leads to a boost in endorphins, a chemical in our brains which make us feel good.
According to Scientific American, there seems to seasonal connection between warmer temperatures and human conception. The research suggests men's testosterone and women's hormones spike in June with slightly more babies being born 9 months later in the spring.
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