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By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

John Updike, September
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  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,105 mod
    Having a dog helps pensioners keep fit and active, according to new research outlined in the Daily Express. Dr Philippa Dall, a senior research fellow at Glasgow Caledonian University, said: “We found that dog owners aged 65 and over spent on average an additional 22 minutes walking, taking an extra 2,760 steps per day when compared to people who didn’t own a dog. “Over the course of a week this additional time spent walking may in itself be sufficient to meet WHO recommendations of at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity.”

    I'm surprised that there isn't a bigger difference as I would have thought dog owners would need to walk considerably more to exercise their dogs. Or maybe OAPs without dogs walk a lot too.
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,489 mod
    I get my 10,000+ steps in every day with Laika.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,061 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Healthy GB! :) I think politicians need these exercises more than others.

    The National Health Service recommends over 65s do at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity such as cycling or walking every week, and strength exercises on two or more days a week that work all the major muscles .
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,489 mod
    The gym I go to is full of elderly people. I think that's why I like it, there's no sense of competing to get the best six-pack.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,105 mod
    I walk at least an hour a day, or better still two or three hours. I'm not very good with the aerobics though, especially now it's so hot.
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