A community for people who want to remain as healthy as possible as we age.

Smartphone Exercises for a Better Mood

(University of Basel) Brief, directed smartphone exercises can help quickly improve our mood. This is the latest finding from psychologists at the University of Basel and their international colleagues…
Participants in the international study felt more alert, calmer and uplifted after -- using five-minute video tutorials on their smartphones as a guide -- they had, for example, practiced concentrating on their bodies.
The subjects could choose between various established or more modern psychotherapeutic exercise modules known as micro-interventions. Some of the participants, for example, recalled emotional experiences during the exercise, while other test subjects repeated short sentences or number sequences in a contemplative manner, or played with their facial gestures. The subjects recorded their mood on their smartphones, answering short questions by marking a six-step scale both before and after the exercise. Those who succeeded in immediately improving their mood through the brief exercises benefited over the longer term as well: Their mood improved overall during the two-week study phase.
[Click the title, above, to post a comment.]

0 comments:

Post a Comment

Please do not give advice. We can best help each other by telling what works for us, not what we think someone else should do.