Do you feel like your summer holidays happened a hundred years ago?

Join the club. As the colder weather kicks in it can be hard to get the motivation to do anything except go to work and slump in-front of a box set.

Still, if you’ve been cutting down on alcohol, you’ve probably noticed a few changes. You might be sleeping better, enjoying a bit more energy or have lost some weight.

If you have, that’s great. And even if you haven’t, getting active this autumn can help you keep things fresh and maybe even recapture some of that summer feeling.

Here's some ideas to try:

Walking football or rugby

What is it?

Like playing football (or rugby) at half-speed, it’s a less hectic approach to the Beautiful Game that anyone can try.
Why it works

You don’t have to be premier level (or have played recently) to get involved. This is a gentler way to play that means all the action, with less chance of eye-watering injuries.
Get involved

Learn more about Walking Football

Wild swimming

What is it?

Swimming in the great outdoors, in a lake, river, or the sea, with like-minded people.
Why it works

Wild swimming turns every quick dip into an adventure and lets you see nature in a totally different light.
Get involved

Learn more at Wild Swimming UK

Nordic walking

What is it?

Originally designed as summer training for cross-country skiers, Nordic walkers use walking poles to turn a stroll into full-body exercise.
Why it works

A Nordic walking class is easy on the joints – and once you’ve bought the poles and learned the technique, you can do it anywhere.
Get involved

Find a class near you with Nordic Walking UK

Military fitness

What is it?

A work-out at your local park, led by a Sargent Major-style instructor.
Why it works

If you’re motivated by exercising in a group, this is for you. The instructors are supportive rather than scary, and can tailor the session to your level of fitness.
Get involved

Find out more at the NHS website

Stepping up

What is it?

Using a curb, tree-stump, or even your doorstep as a way to add some aerobic exercise to your day. Just step up and down 30 times to get your heart pumping.
Why it works

It’s basically a mini stair workout that you can do anywhere and adds an extra exercise edge to brisk walks.
Get involved

There’s no special equipment required, so you can start doing it today!