Mental Well-Being Higher In Summer

It turns out mental well-being is higher in the summer compared to the fall.

Researchers from Binghamton University found that “summertime is associated with better diet quality, higher exercise frequency and improved mood.” Study leader Lina Begdache says specifically that good quality diet was associated with mental well-being, good sleep was associated with mental and overall well-being (and also with higher diet quality and exercise frequency), while seasonal changes had in impact on diet quality and mental health, and seasonal changes were associated with alterations in diet quality and mental wellbeing.

Begdache adds, “[…] it is crucial to recognize the dynamic relationships between these lifestyle factors and mental distress to provide the groundwork necessary for nutritionists and healthcare professionals to improve prophylactic and therapeutic approaches.”