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Spring Fever?

The kids are getting antsy, teachers are tired, parents are ready for the school year to end, and everyone is feeling restless and cooped up after the short days of a long winter. Along with all the sniffles, sneezes, coughs and complaints that come with being indoors through the winter months, it seems that many are coming down with a case of good old fashioned Spring Fever.

So is spring fever real, you may ask? While there is not a diagnostic code to label it, Spring Fever is not just a figment of your imagination. According to renowned researcher Dr. Norman Rosenthal from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Spring Fever is not just a condition referenced by poets of the Romantic Era. His research supports that Spring Fever is actually driven by the body's reaction to its changing environment; a reaction to the increased amount of spring sunlight.

Well there you have it! Whether it's the warmer spring weather that puts everyone in a good mood, the body's backlash to the rainy, hazy days of winter, or our physiological response to the abundance of new growth in the world around us, Spring Fever is a real thing.

Just as the birds are chirping, bees are buzzing and spring flowers are about to be in full bloom, things are buzzing around Heritage and Beyond the Sport these days! If you haven't checked out our blog yet, please do so at: HeritageBehavioral.Wordpress.com. In an attempt to be purposeful in our posts, rather than flood your inbox with more emails, we will update the blog with a new post each Monday. Take a minute to check us out. I'm certain you will find helpful hints and timely treasures that will be a great source of information and encouragement to you.

Even if the weather isn't quite optimal yet, get out and enjoy the longer days and enjoy that sunshine to catch up on your daily dose of Vitamin D and work out that Spring Fever!

Julie Summers

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