Even though it has been some time since I’ve been in school, September still signals the start of something new in my mind. The summer is officially over, we’ve enjoyed our last holiday for a while, and work begins to pick up again. I feel this same renewed sense with my health. It’s been a nice three-month run with barbecues, get togethers with friends and vacations, but now it’s time to reestablish some type of routine in my life and to get back on track.
I almost look forward to this sense of normalcy again. I challenge you to embark on this fresh start with me. With the cooler temperatures starting to roll in, this is a great time of year to enjoy kayaking, canoeing, running or even going on a family bike ride. Take pleasure in the fresh fruits and vegetables that are available at your local farmers’ markets, which typically run until mid-October. If you live in the northern part of the country, soon you’ll be able to make an outing of going apple and pumpkin picking too.
So with three months to go before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season rolls in, use this time to focus on you and your health because what better time to start than now?
Mary Dinehart-Perry, MS, RD, LDN
is clinical trials director for Zone Labs
Nothing contained in this blog is intended to be instructional for medial diagnosis or treatment. If you have a medical concern or issue, please consult your personal physician immediately.