Better Mood Enhancement Than Chocolate, Alcohol, or Music

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Better Mood Enhancement Than Chocolate, Alcohol, or Music   The next time you need a mood boost, forget chocolate, wine, and music. Because researchers have discovered something else that works even better. And best of all, it's calorie-free, doesn't require exercise, and can be done almost anywhere. What is it? Looking at personal photos. Researchers at the United Kingdom's Open University examined how much people's mood rose after eating chocolate, sipping an alcoholic drink, watching TV, listing to music or looking at photos.  They found that the music and chocolate left people's moods unchanged. Alcohol and TV gave a slight lift. But the winner by a long shot was viewing personal photos. Next time you feel down in the dumps, pull out the photo albums. Or, if your technologically minded, you can load your favorite photos onto a digital viewer that you can take with you anywhere you go.


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Indera Coggins
Re/Max 100 - Dunkirk, MD


that's interesting. Although I don't eat a lot of sweets, chocolate certainly puts you in a good mood.

Feb 10, 2010 03:42 PM #1
Shawn Barham
The Warren Company Real Estate & Mortgage Brokers - Santa Rosa, CA

Very interesting Jason.... I may try that next time i am down in the dumps.

Feb 10, 2010 03:43 PM #2
Monique Hailer & Todd Combs, PA
Schooner Bay Realty - Cape Coral, FL
Waterfront Specialists!

Jason ~ Food for thought! I'll try it out.

Feb 10, 2010 03:44 PM #3
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Palm Harbor, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Jason - you are a guy and don't understand the chocolate/PMS connection - trust me, no matter what research says, chocolate is a good thing!

Feb 10, 2010 03:50 PM #4
Jason Simonson
Menomonie, WI
Realty Executives - Menomonie WI

You are right! I work with my wife and I see we have been blogging today. Go back to this morning and you will see a blog about soft hair.  Great just what I need!     :~)

Feb 10, 2010 03:57 PM #5
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Realty Executives - Menomonie WI