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Uplift your mood with smartphone-based exercises, says study!

Such applications could represent a useful addition to the psychotherapeutic options currently available.

Zee Media Bureau

London: Smartphones have always been criticised for having a negative impact on our health. However, seems like things are about to change.

A new study has found that exercises based on smartphones that are brief as well as directed can quickly improve our mood.

Smartphone based exercises are various established or more modern psychotherapeutic exercise modules known as micro-interventions.

The findings showed that participants in the study felt more alert, calmer and uplifted after using five-minute video tutorials on their smartphones as a guide and this also benefitted them in the long term.

Further, these technology based exercises are concrete and can be used in everyday situations as they are readily-available anytime, anywhere as well as are free of cost, the researchers said.

Such applications could represent a useful addition to the psychotherapeutic options currently available.

However, these exercises cannot replace treatment by a qualified professional for people suffering from depression or other psychological disorders, the researchers warned.

The results are reported in the journal Frontiers in Psychology.

(With IANS inputs)

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