The Color Red Relieves Rainy Day Blues

On rainy days, people often feel a bit depressed and lose motivation at work. It isn't just a feeling. Physical changes in the body due to rain actually make people feel sad.

On rainy days with less sunlight the body secretes a hormone called melatonin. This causes the body to become more sensitive to pain. The body automatically reacts to changes in the weather, and rapid weather changes make it harder for the body to adapt.

It may be a good idea to do something refreshing when it rains to keep spirits up such as watching a movie or going on a trip. There are also several ways to feel better with just small changes.

The color red activates the production of adrenalin and improves concentration. It also gives the feeling of having more energy by promoting the activity of sympathetic nerves that can boost metabolism. Painting nails a red color or wearing red underwear, clothes or accessories can help.

englishnews@chosun.com / Aug. 22, 2014 09:52 KST