Research has demonstrated that having an active social life can have many benefits, such as improved mental and physical health. If you have friends you have not seen in a while, we encourage you this week to reach out and make plans. Joining classes or groups can be another great way to increase socialization. For example, joining a yoga class can help you get in a workout and also meet new people! Or joining a pottery class can be a way to learn a new hobby and get to know people who share that similar interest. Opportunities are endless, and you can start with a quick Google search of options in your area.