Even if you don’t have kids or are saving that long holiday for later on in the year, you can’t ignore that feeling drummed into you from your childhood that September is all about fresh beginnings. Back to school, back to work, you name it, this month seems to be focusing on creating (how much it pains me to say) a “better you”.
So let’s embrace the moment and take advantage of all that’s on offer. From a wardrobe refresh to new courses, try something new this September. And if you want to use it as an opportunity to kick-start your fitness regime, National #FitnessDay 2015 is a good place to start.
Next Wednesday, that’s 9 September 2015, fitness centres, studios, enthusiasts galore and more will host special events to motivate people to move more. It still irks me that people don’t take fitness seriously enough. Only the other day I was reading how a study had shown that 25 minutes of walking a day can add up to 7 years to your life. Of course there are other factors that play into this such as what you eat, whether you smoke, drink or do drugs etc…, but ensuring you get outside and walk instead of jumping in your car at every opportunity doesn’t cost much. In a nation where obesity is on the rise and the NHS is shelling out on fitness plans, surely it’s up to us to take some responsibility. By that I don’t mean run for miles and miles or signing up to a marathon – I’m extreme but I run because I enjoy it – I mean simply upping your activity, taking small steps towards a healthier lifestyle or finding a sport that you enjoy doing.
And that’s why National #FitnessDay 2015 is so important. For you can try out new activities, meet new people – research shows you’re more likely to stick with an activity if you do it with company – and find your niche. From Bootcamps and Zumba to Spin, Body Combat and Swimming relays, there really is something for everyone, regardless of their particular level of fitness.
Forget not feeling fit enough or confident to try something new, you may surprise yourself. Sign up for a free half hour National #FitnessDay activity at www.nationalfitnessday.com