In an interesting study made in London, there are certain Smartphone exercises that lift up you mood. These exercises are primarily known as micro-inventions which are based on psychotherapeutic exercise modules.
These exercises not only improved people’s mood but also worked well when practiced in the long run. Many of them have been found to be more active, calm and uplifted just by watching the five-minute video tutorial guides on their smartphones.
These exercises have the potential to be added up to the current trend of psychotherapeutic options and would actively complement them. These Smartphone-based micro-interventions have played a concrete role in improving mood in everyday situations according to the study.
These technology-based exercises can be used anywhere anytime and don’t have any time constraint to follow. The study team included 27 healthy young men as a part of a larger research program using the modern communication technology to improve psychological health also referred to as “mobile health”, or “mHealth” for short.
The mHealth field has emerged as a sub-segment of eHealth, the use of information and communication technology (ICT), such as computers, mobile phones, communications satellite, patient monitors, etc., for health services and information. mHealth applications include the use of mobile devices in collecting community and clinical health data, delivery of healthcare information to practitioners, researchers, and patients, real-time monitoring of patient vital signs, and direct provision of care (via mobile telemedicine).
The subjects recorded their mood on their smartphones , answering short questions by marking a six-step scale both before and after the exercise.
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.
However, these exercises cannot replace treatment by a qualified professional for people suffering from depression or other psychological disorders, the researchers warned.