The spring it begins on March 21, the moment of the spring equinox, when the day equals the night. Precisely for this reason, during the following six months the light of day will be the one that dominates in our lives: the days lengthen, and with it the sunny hours.
The spring it is considered as the "green season", since it is the moment of Nature; the exact moment in which it begins to bloom, in which the seeds begin to germinate, after the rain and snow characteristic of winter.
But in our own life new things also begin to grow: both personal relationships and work (and study if you are a student), also receive new stimuli. Therefore, we can almost say that, during this beautiful season, we flourish as much or even more as nature.
Why "spring the blood alters" ?????
Popularly, each time that spring arrives and it "settles" between us, it is said that "blood changes", especially after a cold winter in which the person tends to feel something more sad or melancholy, even unconsciously.
In this sense, many psychologists and sociologists agree that spring not only brings new relationships, euphoria, joy and even those known as spring allergies .
Due to the increase in solar radiation and the changes that occur in the meteorology itself, these cause an effect on our body that results in the production of certain hormones being affected, such as melatonin, which affects the emotions, appetite, sleeping frequencies and sexuality, to name just a few of them.
As Dr. Daniel Cardinali, an expert in biological rhythms, pointed out some time ago, the human species has a biological calendar that varies with the seasons of the year, which works with hormonal stimuli.
Since there is a lower number of night hours in the spring, the production of melatonin varies, which leads to changes in both the physical and emotional responses of the person.
It is known that sexual relations increase in the spring, mainly because another hormone, the pheromone, is also affected by the increase in daylight hours. In addition, as Dr. Szent-Gyorgyi (discoverer of vitamin C) demonstrated at the time, various physiological functions such as stress, good or bad mood, and fertility are related to the amount of sunlight we receive.
Mainly for these questions also many historians affirm that, for that reason, many old towns gave a special importance to this season of the year.
When these hormonal changes occur, the person as a rule tends to feel more cheerful and extroverted, and their relationships can change in a positive way.
Not everything is joy in spring
But not always "spring blood alters". In these months, especially in the first moments of spring and even more in the process of changing the season, the so-called spring depression , which in turn leads to a change in the mood of the person and the frequency of sleep.
As in autumn, the spring asthenia , that is not more than an emotional state of sadness and melancholy generally passing, that appears in the person like cause of the changes of station.
Therefore, it is useful to opt for a healthy food and by consuming those foods of this beautiful season, as they contain all the nutrients necessary for our body to function properly.
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