Intense sports training may be good for the body, but it might not always be so good for the mind. Researchers found the more intense a training session is, the lower both mood and heart rate variability are the next day.
Oleic acid produced in the brain is an essential regulator of processes that enable memory, learning, and mood regulation. Oleic acid, which is abundant in olive oil, also promoted neurogenesis and increases cell proliferation.
Up to 12% of adult drinkers experience anxiety during a hangover. Researchers examine how some are prone to feeling more anxious when experiencing a hangover.
Those who were sad had rapid improvements in mood when they utilized their strongest skills.
Researchers say whether you are a competent artist or not, drawing and doodling can have a positive effect on your mental health and help boost creativity.
Many people report positive psychological benefits, including improved mental well-being, following spending time alone during the COVID-19 pandemic.
More time spent outside in natural light was associated with improved mood, better sleep quality, and ease of waking.
Participating in nature-based activities including exercise, gardening, and conservation, helps improve mood and reduce anxiety for those with mental health problems.
A new mathematical equation predicts which individuals will have more happiness and increased brain activity for intrinsic rather than extrinsic rewards. The approach can be used to predict personal preferences based on mood and without asking the individual.