As temperatures drop and the days grow shorter, it can be tempting to limit your outdoor time to only what is absolutely necessary. And although snuggling up on the couch with some hot chocolate and a good movie is a solid winter activity, it’s important to also make it a priority to get outside.
Spending time in nature is important year-round. Stepping outside reduces stress levels, increases energy, and improves our mood, among many other health benefits. And it's especially important during the winter months, when it’s more difficult to get the recommended daily amount of vitamin D, and seasonal affective disorder is common.
It can be tough to work up the motivation to get outdoors when weather conditions are less than optimal, but it’s certainly not impossible. So instead of going into hibernation for the next few months, throw on some layers and try one of these three options this winter.