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Health Watch: 9 things you can blame your bad mood on

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If you find yourself in a bad mood you may not be able to blame it on someone else.

FOX 5’s Sarah Simmons has nine reasons that may be to blame for the grouchiness.

These are things you might be doing to yourself and the Huffington Post compiled some of the most likely reasons.

1. Not Getting Enough Fruits And Veggies: Studies show people with diets heavy in fruits and vegetables were also happier and less stressed.

2. Don't Underestimate The Power Of Sunlight: We get vitamin d from the sun and low levels of it can cause depression.  Set an alarm and try to walk outside even if it's for just a few minutes.
         
3. Dehydrated: That can lead to fatigue, loss of focus, and moodiness.  It's sort of like being "hangry" so stay hydrated.

4. You May Be Working Too Much: You've heard it before.  It's important for workaholics to find balance in their lives. 

5. Spending Too Much Time On Facebook: A recent study shows the longer you're on social media perhaps the more guilty you feel about not doing something meaningful like talking to people. 

6. Posture: If you're slouchy that can have an impact on your mental health.  It's associated with feeling alert and having more energy. Plus it decreases the pain in your joints and back that should make you happy.

7. You Haven't Laughed Or Smiled In Awhile. Surround yourself with funny people or read something funny. 

8. Tired: You don't need a study to tell you that. 

9. You May Need To Get Out Into Nature. A University of Michigan study found after a multi-day hiking and camping trip psychological wellbeing, social functioning, and outlook on life all improved significantly.

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