Short daylight hours, cold damp weather and the flat feeling after celebrations all conspire to make resolutions fail. Why not make resolutions in early September instead? It’s a long time to the next bank holiday and the nights are drawing in, but there’s still warmth, flowers and plenty going on. So there is much to ‘make the most of’.
Here are 3 healthy September resolutions:
Sunset at 10pm is something only for mid-June, but we still have light evenings until the clocks go back at the end of October. So even if you are office-bound all day, there’s still time to get out after work and top up your vitamin D levels.
If you enjoy your running, there’s no need to hang up the trainers. There are nearly 800 running events scheduled in the UK for September, everything from fun runs to serious multi-terrain stuff.
Depending on where you are, there may still be some summer berries ripe for the picking. Apples, pears, runner beans and courgettes are just a few of the fruit and veg that are at their best in early autumn. That means good prices in the shops and good taste on the plate.
The concept of ‘terms’ is not just for schoolchildren. Many adult activities also restart in early September, and that is the time when they welcome beginners. Ask at your local leisure centre or gym to see what is going on. It could be a new dance class, the start of a course or training for a running or triathlon event.
It is a new school year, so let’s make it a new fitness year too.
I love September! Thank god summer is finally over and we can look forward to all getting holidays out of our systems and getting back to normal fitness routines.
I am enjoying courgettes and runner beans already. I would also add blackberries to the list. They are abundant where we live, getting riper by the day, and berries are one of the best foods you can eat and are free.
I love the autumn and really look forward to it each year. Personally, I find it easier to exercise - it's cooler, often drier, and the scenery is stunning, which makes you want to get out there and be active.
Good idea to make autumn resolutions. There are plenty of blackberries in our area still growing so this has made me think I will take a bag out go pick some with my dog!.