There's no time like the present to take risks, do the things you love, and spend time with your loved ones, and September is Self-Improvement Month. Make every day all about giving everything you do your best shot. Not sure where to start? Here are some ideas to get you started.

Maximize Your Workouts: Get the most out of your gym time. Start a new routine or try new exercises, such as CrossFit or HIIT. Increase your strength training, add a few more reps, and push yourself. Keep your muscles guessing and maximize your workout to burn more calories!

Make Your Free Time Count: Upgrade your leisure time and make it more enjoyable by trying something you wouldn't normally do (water sports, bungee jumping, paintball, rafting). Why not give a new activity a try? You might just find your new favorite hobby!

Nurture Your Mind: Learn a new language or enroll in a cooking class? Look for free websites and educational resources, check the classes in your area, and register today!

Just Relax: Not in the mood for anything? Then take a day off and do nothing at all. Stay home and recharge your batteries. Watch a good movie, get some sleep, and catch up with your friends. The next day you'll feel like a completely new person and have tons of energy.

This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be an exhaustive examination of the subject matter nor a substitute for medical advice. Always consult your primary care physician or healthcare provider before beginning any diet or exercise program.