It’s been a scorching hot summer so far and we know in only a few short months it will be cold again, so we shouldn’t be complaining about the heat. You’re thirsty, sweaty and sticky, and the slightest irritation makes you fly into a rage.
Why does the hot weather sometimes make us get more stressed out and angry? Well, according to a new study, that reaction is normal when it’s hot out. Nancy Molitor, an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry and behavioral science at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine says “many people feel a little hotheaded when the mercury rises. In fact, hot and especially humid weather is known to be associated with increases in aggression and violence, as well as a lower general mood.”
The lazy hazy days of summer are great when you’re not doing anything strenuous and just lying by the pool relaxing. But when you’re stuck in traffic, doing chores in sweltering house and running around town to do errands it can literally make you blow steam.
If you’ve noticed that your temper is reaching the boiling point, it’s the heat causing you to lose your cool. So, what are you doing to keep cool this summer? Please leave a comment below.
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