Spring is getting ready to sprung again. The red buds are waiting patiently ready to make 2022 a bright and colorful this spring. The sky seems bluer now. The birds seem to be chirping extra loud. The grass will surely be much greener than last spring. Well, that may not be factually correct, but it definitely feels that way to me. The Covid hysteria is slowly turning, people are getting a little more cheerful, and there are many new construction sites popping up all over the area. Tourist season is right around the corner, and we all know that pumps new life into the region—especially without masks. It all seems so exciting to me; I feel like I could rule the world again. I definitely have spring fever real bad.
...bumps, tingling on the back of the neck, racing heart, flushed cheeks, restlessness, daydreaming... Spring fever has been blamed for broken things, irrational thoughts...
After seeing the world in black and white all winter long and then suddenly getting smashed in the face with the prospect of all that delicious, wonderful color again, I’ve got to get some. I don’t care what it is; I just have to have it. I want it all. I want to climb things. I want to try new foods. I want to ride something. I want to get out and find some roses to smell. I don’t care what it is; I just want to do it. And I want to do it now.
No matter what effect spring fever has on you, the 573 has a number of ways to relieve your symptoms. Climb things. Try new foods. Ride something. Get out and find some roses to smell.
Some people experience symptoms like goose bumps, tingling on the back of the neck, racing heart, flushed cheeks, restlessness, daydreaming... Spring fever has been blamed for broken things, irrational thoughts, distractions, impatient shoppers and cutting out of school and work. (Many people claim their poor old grandmother needs tending to when spring first hits—even when they don’t have one.) All due to this insidious affliction.
So how’s this all happen? What’s the cause? The onset of early morning light and longer days causes our bodies to release large amounts of endorphins, testosterone and estrogen.
Most experts agree the body’s reserves of serotonin (the happiness hormone) depends on sunlight for release into our systems. So what does all this mean to you? Get out there and get some sun on your face. Catch the fever. It’s free and great for your health. Sure, the sun on your face will give you the fever, but there is a cure and it’s worth it.
Get out there and get some sun on your face. Catch the fever.
No matter what effect spring fever has on you, the 573 has a number of ways to relieve your symptoms: hiking opportunities to burn off excess energy and fat, lakes and crystal-clear streams to swim, wineries to explore and new restaurants to try. Museums, music, festivals, shopping, camping, biking, rock climbing, fishing...
Get Out There! I command thee! -da editorialist