It's easy to just stay indoors and hibernate now the days are getting shorter and hours of darkness longer. If you're self isolating then unfortunately you may not have a choice but if you're not and you are able to get outside here are just 5 of the many benefits:-
Improves your mood - sunlight provokes the release of serotonin, one of those important feel-good chemicals. It also affects the production of melatonin, which regulates our sleep cycles
Get your dose of Vitamin D - getting vitamin D is essential for healthy bones, teeth and muscles. Unless you're taking supplements the main way of getting Vitamin D is from sunlight
Reduces stress - spending time in nature is highly effective at reducing stress levels
Sharpens your thinking - studies have shown that memory performance and attention spans increase by more than 20% after just an hour outdoors.
Breathe fresh air - we think of outdoor air as being more polluted especially if you live in a city but actually indoor air can be far worse, from cooking residue to paints, varnishes and fungal spores, to electronics to toxic cleaners so get outside and breathe!