Finding things to do indoors can be a struggle as it cools off. Dr. Ryan and I try our best to stay active as the winter approaches. Exercise is the cheapest and easiest mood booster on the market. Exercise releases Dopamine. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that is released when you experience joy or pleasure. Increasing Dopamine production is at the core of all anti-depression drugs. Exercise is a natural anti-depressant. The days are still nice. Going for an evening walk to look at the pretty leaves is a must, because they don’t stay this pretty for long.
If you have to time to take a hike up to the North Shore I would recommend it! We took a camping trip to see the leaves, and it was gorgeous. The peacefulness of the outdoors is a nice weekend recharge for anyone. Breathing in the crisp cool air and getting our heart rate up as we hiked around helps set the tone for the whole week.
Other winter weekend ideas to stay active:
Here is a list of winter activities Dr. Ryan and Dr. Ally enjoy doing
- Winter Hikes
- Indoor Rock Climbing
- Going to the gym
- Walk the dog
- Sign up for a 5k