This past year has meant a lot of canceled plans, but that does not mean you have to miss out on some safe fall festivities. As the weather cools down, the air becomes crisper, and the leaves change color, go on a nature hike with a loved one to enjoy the outdoors. If you live near an apple orchard, make a day of it so you can enjoy some fresh air and fresh fruit. Spending time outside is one of the easiest ways you can improve your mental health and well-being. Studies have shown that being outdoors can lower your cortisol levels, a hormone that is a marker for stress. Vitamin D, which is essential for bone growth, is easily accessible the moment you step into the sun! Breathing fresh air can clear your lungs and lower your blood pressure and heart rate. With these benefits in mind, grab a light jacket and head outside for your daily dose of the beautiful autumn weather!