¡La primavera, la sangre altera!

Primavera - Spring

¡La primavera, la sangre altera!

Literal translation: The spring enlivens the blood

Idiomatic translations:
1.Spring is in the air
2.Spring has sprung
3.The sap rises in the spring

Why do we say that “Spring is in the air”?

Every time spring (“primavera”) comes we say that “Spring is in the air“, especially after a cold winter in which most of us tend to feel the winter tiredness, a bit sad, down, melancholic and even depressed.

In this sense, many psychologists and sociologists agree in pointing out that spring brings not only new relationships, euphoria and joy, but also spring allergies.

bienvenida primavera
During these 90 odd days, we will experience two eclipses, changes in the visibility of the planets, maximum solar activity, meteor showers, a change of time, daylight will dominate our lives and seeds will begin to germinate. All these changes that occur around us affect our body, our personal relationships, work and our mood after the lethargy of the cold and the darkness of winter.

Due to the increase in solar radiation and the changes that occur in the meteorology itself, these cause an effect in our body that results in the production of certain hormones, as occurs with melatonin, which affects in the emotions, appetite, sleep frequencies and sexuality, to name just a few.

According to well-known doctor Daniel Cardinali, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, expert in biological rhythms, the human species have a biological calendar that varies with the seasons of the year, which works with hormonal stimuli.

Since there are fewer nocturnal hours in the spring, melatonin production varies, resulting in changes in the individual’s physical and emotional responses.

It is known that in the spring there is an increase in sexual relations, mainly because another hormone, the pheromone, also is affected by the increase of the hours of light.

Moreover, Albert Szent-Györgyi von Nagyrápolt, a Hungarian American physiologist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1937 discovered vitamin C and the components and reactions of the citric acid cycle. He demonstrated that various physiological functions such as stress, good or bad mood and fertility are related to the amount of sunlight we receive.

Furthermore many historians assert that, for this reason, many ancient civilizations gave a very special importance to this season of the year.

When these hormonal changes occur, the person usually tends to feel more cheerful and extrovert and their relationships can change in a very positive way.

Enjoy the colours of Spring!