Be Prepared For a Case of Spring Fever
Granted it hasn’t been a typical upstate New York winter with tons of snow and prolonged cold snaps but most of us would agree that we are ready for a change in the weather. The National Weather Service (NOAA) is predicting temperatures in the mid to upper 50′s today and Thursday then, after a brief cool down, more of the same for Sunday and Monday. This means we need to be on the lookout for the symptoms of“spring fever”.
Restlessness, intense nervous excitement, high-energy spurts, loss of appetite, insomnia, a yearning to break away or a desire, as one friend puts it,” to run away with mad love.” Spring fever has appeared in love poems, stories and medical literature.Statistically, at least half of the people who live in the northern latitudes of USA and Canada experience more intensely the symptoms of Spring fever. Longer sunny days seem to have a direct impact on people’s psychological and physiological responses to the passage of the seasons. Spring fever is not just in the head. It is caused by an adjustment in body chemistry and seasonal biology.
Personally my symptoms tend to be the desire to open a few windows and “air out” the house, take my bicycle out for a spin or go for a walk along the Erie Canal.