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Feeling moody?

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Here are five reasons why! Dr Sonia Lal Gupta and Dr Sameer Gupta explain

Are there some days when you get irked about the smallest things even though there is no reason to do so? Well, all of us at times experience this volatile temper but is it always due to unavoidable emotional encounters or, say, financial woes? Here are five lesser known reasons that might be causing this irritability:

1 A drooping posture

You must have often been told by your elders in your childhood to ‘sit with your back straight’ but have you ever tried to find out the reason behind it? Researchers have proven that the posture in which you sit is connected with your mental well-being and thus, maintaining an upright posture results in improved mood and energy. Not only does this habit affect your mental health but, it also helps reduce back and joint pain.

2 Deficiency in Vitamin D

People these days tend to spend a major part of their day in enclosed workplaces and hence, they lack exposure to sunlight which results in a deficiency of vitamin D. Low levels of vitamin D, as researchers say, is a major factor that causes depression. Thus, do not forget to take a while out of your busy schedule and walk in the sun.

3 A drop in me-time

Sometimes, one gets stuck amidst daily tight work schedules, meeting deadlines and projects— so much so that they forget to take out time for themselves. Such a lifestyle not only affects your physical health but mental health as well. It is very important for you to organise your work and set up your priorities and not to forget yourself in the priority list. Some minor steps like getting enough sleep and meditation can help improve your lifestyle and reduce the symptoms of depression.

4  Discomfort or physical pain

Being subject to continuous discomfort and physical pain causes irritation, thus making you more vulnerable to anger. The mental disturbance caused due to physical pain can ruin your productivity level at work. Thus, instead of avoiding any symptoms of minor pain one should consult a doctor before it becomes severe.

5 Lack of exercise

As we all know regular exercising is the mantra to a healthy body and mind and in various studies, it is proven that exercise has the power to cure severe diseases and disorders. While you exercise, your body secretes happy hormones which help you maintain a good mood and boosts up your energy level.

Dr. Sonia Lal Gupta is a Stroke Neurologist and Dr. Sameer Gupta is an Interventional Cardiologist. Both are Co-founders, Voice of Health

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