Spring enters the country. People smile again, flirt and have a good mood. But why does the sun make you happy? What happens to ours hormones?
Sun rays: serotonin and endorphins make happy
Psychological research has shown that it is the spring jitters really cares. Because when the sun's rays hit the skin, the brain is increasingly pouring out the happiness hormone endorphins out. endorphins is there a messengerwhich is formed in the pituitary gland, works as a painkiller and is disseminated in positive experiences. Also the formation of sex hormones go to the endorphins back. Another happiness hormone that is stimulated by sunlight is serotonin. It makes the body more relaxed, balanced and satisfied, and is also known as the activity hormone. The antagonist of serotonin, the sleep hormone melatonin, diminishes during the transition from winter to summer. We feel more alert and active.
The production of testosterone increases in the spring and summer
That too sex hormone Testosterone for men is rising in the spring and summer. But it's not just one sex hormoneTestosterone is also important for the psyche and makes men feel better physically. Women do not have such a seasonal hormone rhythm.
spring jitters rise through sport
If you are still active in the sun when you are in the sun, you will notice that the good mood and the feeling of happiness increase even more. Many studies have shown that exercise has a mood-enhancing effect on the mind. Responsible for this are the messengers, as endorphins and morphine, which have analgesic and mood-enhancing effects.
Vitamin D: formed by sunlight
The enjoyment of the sun's rays has a positive effect on the mood. Numerous studies have shown that there is a clear correlation between depressive mood and vitamin D deficiency. So were depressive moods in people going on Mediterranean hardly discovered in people who live Scandinavia live, more often. If a vitamin D deficiency is balanced, the mood increases. Make healthy people Vitamin D especially over the skin in sunlight. It is enough to let hands, face and parts of arms and legs be irradiated by the sun. The body uses the sun's UVB radiation and produces vitamin D from a previously modified liver cholesterol in the skin. It is important for the bones, the immune system and the muscles. "The sunlight, with its full color spectrum, is incredibly important to us because we talk about it messengers, So hormones, produce, "says Dr. med. Johannes Püschel, Specialist in medicine.
Empathy and concentration due to rising temperatures and light
As the temperature rises, people not only have a better mood, but they also become more empathetic and flexible with their fellow humans. This has the effect that other people are not so stressed and in turn become more empathetic. Happiness is known to be contagious. Daylight also promotes health and concentration and makes people more efficient and satisfied.
From RND / js