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FUN FACTS ABOUT SPRING
Spring tiredness, spring fever, spring cleaning - in the spring the concepts around different myths pile up. But where do these rumors come from? And what is it? Learn more about the season of the flower magic!
1st spring beginning
This year the astronomical spring begins on the 20th of March. But why? Germany is located in the northern hemisphere of the earth. There the equinox falls on a day from 19 to 21 March, depending on whether the year is a leap year. On this day, it is exactly twelve hours bright and twelve hours dark. Incidentally, the meteorological start of spring has been the 1st of March.
2nd New Year in spring?
Unlike in Germany, the New Year in many Asian countries does not coincide with the 1st of January. The New Year's Day even varies from year to year between different months. In some regions of India, the New Year festival falls on the same day as ours at the beginning of spring. This has religious reasons. That's how Parsen uses the Bahai calendar.
3. Spring fragrance as brain jogging
"It smells like spring!" Well, how many times have you heard this sentence? The well-known spring air actually exists. Because essential oils are much more noticeable in warm air than in icy temperatures, we can perceive nature in the smell so intense. Depending on where a person grew up, everyone interprets the scent of spring individually for themselves. For Europeans, the spring smells quite different than for an Australian. Incidentally, smelling keeps the brain fitter than many a brain jogging, because up to 350 olfactory receptors constantly send electrical signals to the brain.
4. Spring fever and palpitations
Do you already have butterflies in your stomach? Spring is the season of the lovers. Not infrequently there is talk of spring feelings. As the days get longer, the body adjusts the hormone balance. Now, endorphins, testosterone and estrogen are increasingly produced. Evolutionary psychologists assume that there is a remnant of the seksual cycle of the year that can be observed in many animals. In addition, the temperatures are warmer, the clothes more airy. It is generally shown more skin, which boosts the hormone boost again. No wonder then, that our emotions go there roller coaster.
5. Yawning ... Spring tiredness
This sudden increase in hormones in combination with the constant use of the odor receptors can be quite exhausting. In addition, the blood vessels are widening due to the warmer temperatures. The result: the blood pressure drops. It is not unusual for people to suffer from spring fatigue during the first weeks of spring. Then you can observe symptoms such as dizziness, listlessness and circulatory problems. Do not worry, but after about four weeks, the body has become accustomed to the change. In addition, you can counteract the spring fatigue by sufficient exercise, fresh air and balanced nutrition.
6. Less morning muffle
Despite spring fatigue, the number of morning muffles in spring drops by up to 50%. Because spring triggers many positive feelings. The days are getting longer, the sun spoils our skin with the first warm rays of sunshine and the plants bloom again in the fullest color splendor. Just the thought of it puts us in high spirits. The brain remembers positive spring moments and orders to produce happy hormones like serotonin. The production of the sleep hormone melatonin is then minimized. This is how the morning muffle of the winter days gets easier out of bed. Unfortunately, the natural hormone treatment does not work for everyone.
7. Brimstone butterfly as an early (lings) starter
The high season for butterflies actually starts in May. But the lemon moth can already be admired in the first weeks of March. The still partially freezing temperatures do not bother the animal, because it has an endogenous antifreeze consisting of glycerin, sorbitol and proteins. The life expectancy of the Zitronenfalter lies therefore with twelve months also clearly higher than with other conspecifics in Central Europe.
8. Plants recognize spring
Every spring, flowers, trees and bushes start to blossom in the most colorful colors. But how do the plants actually know when spring is coming? Some plants actually measure the temperature. Fruit trees, for example, only start to bloom after a certain number of warm days. They almost add up. As a result, their cycle can shift from year to year by several weeks. Other plants, such as spinach, respond to the day-night relationship. Once a certain threshold is reached, they begin to flower. The light is perceived by so-called light sensors. In the genes of the plant in addition a kind biological clock is fixed, similar to humans. This serves as a compensation