A common way that health can backslide over the cooler months is by a lack of social engagement. As the weather changes, it can be tempting to stay in and choose a solidary activity (such as “Netflix and chill”). However, we have to be careful that this does not become our new norm! We are designed for relationship, and social interaction is so vital for our mental and physical well-being.

Even if you have to set a date weeks ahead of time, it’s important to prioritize time with others. Here is a great article talking about the importance of being social and the health benefits that come along with it:

https://www.verywellmind.com/social-support-for-psychological-health-4119970