While winter tends to make everyone want to stay inside, hiding under blankets, sipping hot cocoa, and streaming movies or the latest series (any Mandalorian fans?), going outside even in cold weather is actually good for your mental and physical health. Exposure to daylight and some exercise, even if it’s a 10-minute walk, boosts your dopamine and serotonin levels while decreasing stress hormones—all good ways to improve your immune system and keep away the winter blues. And although we’re still in the midst of a horrible pandemic, there are ways to get outside and be safe. Below are some tips to help beat cabin fever:
So, maintain social distancing, wear a mask (it helps keep your face warm too!), wash your hands, and get outside. Your body and mind will thank you for it!