It's no secret that spring is a time of renewal, a time of awakening from hibernation, and this applies not only to nature, but also to humans. You have probably noticed that it is in the spring that energy appears and the desire to do something, or update, be it a wardrobe, a hairstyle, or even a field of activity.
So what actually happens to the human body in the spring? The days are getting warmer and longer, this leads to changes in the human hormonal background. So, due to the increase in daylight hours, the body begins to produce the hormone serotonin, which, as you know, is called the "hormone of happiness." When there is enough serotonin in the body, a person enjoys life, so in the spring we especially want to walk, breathe deeply and enjoy every sunny day.
Another hormone that sunlight has a positive effect is cortisol. This hormone protects us from stress, participates in the metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates, and regulates blood pressure.
In winter, the body's resources are consumed, so we may feel a significant lack of vitamins. And the sun is the first to come to our aid in this matter in the spring. Under the influence of ultraviolet rays, the body produces Vitamin D, which we need to maintain hormonal balance and metabolic processes. In addition, we can obtain Vitamin D by eating foods such as eggs, cheese, sour cream, mushrooms, caviar and fatty fish. But it's worth noting that we get much more Vitamin D from sunbathing than from food. For such a "recharge" of the body with Vitamin D, it is enough to be in the sun for 15 minutes.
The hormonal system of women and men is different and if the restructuring of the hormonal background for men can go unnoticed, then more often in women it manifests itself quite clearly, hence a special desire to renew itself in the spring.
But not all people feel the positive spring changes. There are people who are not at all happy with the arrival of spring. Why is this happening?
It's all about the same hormonal changes against the background of increased daylight hours. If a person is physically and mentally healthy, for him these restructuring will not only pass imperceptibly, but will have a positive impact. But if there are any health problems, then for such people, spring is usually the season of exacerbations. First of all, people with diseases of the nervous system, as well as people suffering from chronic diseases (gastritis, diabetes mellitus, ulcers and heart problems) are at risk. In this case, it is better to consult with your doctor in advance in order to know what needs to be done in each case.