5 Myths and Facts About Your Moods
Posted on 06 February 2017
How much do you know about your moods?
Learn 5 myths and facts that help improve your mood
Music helps improving mood
Myth – music can improve your mood, but it obviously depends on what you’re listening. Classical, instrumental and chill out music help you relax, concentrate and improve your mood, but sad songs and tunes can have the opposite effect.
Olive Oil, Salmon and Walnuts have a positive effect on mood
True - a recent study found that people who consume a lot of olive oil are less likely to be depressed. Some studies have also suggested that walnuts and salmon rich in omega-3 fatty acids could have mood boosting properties. Some studies also suggest that eating high-calorie foods helps reduce stress responses.
Interacting with strangers is likely to improve your mood
True – a study conducted by the University of British Columbia found that even small interactions with strangers tended to improve people’s moods. The theory is that people tend to impress strangers by acting cheerful around them, which has the effect of putting them in a better mood.
You’re more likely to catch someone in a lie if you’re in a good mood
Myth – according to an Australian researcher people are more trusting if they are in a good mood and more sceptical if they are in a bad mood. The study showed that people in a bad mood were more likely to detect when someone was lying.
Moods are contagious
True – studies have shown that people can “catch“ happiness if surrounded by happy people, or become sad or depressed from unhappy people around. Our happiness is influenced by the happiness of others with whom we connect.