Surprising Reasons You’re Feeling Blue
You cut back on sugar, your thyroid’s fine and you get plenty of love, sunshine and omega-3s. So why are you feeling down?
You See Peaks Outside Your Window
The higher you are, the lower you may feel (especially if you're 6,500 feet or more above sea level). A University of Utah study found that the high-altitude regions in the U.S. (for instance, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and Montana) and in South Korea had the highest suicide rates. A major cause of unhappiness in mountainous areas is metabolic stress—an effect of mild oxygen shortage (hypoxia)—which worsens the mood for up to 90 days.