Make the Most of Your Exercise Routine

Exercise is a great way to challenge the body, mind, and soul by pushing personal boundaries to increase wellness. Endorphins are released during exercise which help to combat substance abuse and decrease the risk of relapse. If you are someone who loves exercise, you will want to pay attention to these tips for making the most of your exercise routine.

Know the Benefits

Some of the following are just a few of the amazing benefits you will receive with some mild to moderate exercise:

  • Reduced cravings
  • Endorphin release
  • Stress relief
  • Improved wellbeing
  • Improved health
  • Providing higher quality
  • Higher energy levels

Preventing Binges

Addiction to drugs or alcohol can occur in binge-like patterns where large amounts of substances are used in a brief period of time. The binges can be hazardous and lead to emergency room visits or unsafe sexual practices. Exercise is a great way to focus on other things, get the mind off life for a short time, and just practice healthy living. If you exercise, you’re more likely to feel good both mentally and physically than if you are sedentary.
Some of these exercises are great ways to get active in recovery and promote wellness:

  • Hiking
  • Walking
  • Swimming
  • Running
  • Yoga
  • Weight-lifting
  • Team sports
  • Rock climbing
  • Surfing
  • Boxing
  • Martial arts

Build a Routine

If you want to be healthy in recovery, you need a routine. You can start a routine by trying the following:

Start slow:

don’t try to start too fast or you might get hurt. Start in slow, then work your way up. Develop a routine and focus on your aftercare plan

Consult with a physician:

don’t start until you speak with your doctor

Pick things you will like :

you are more likely to get motivated and stay healthy if you like what you’re doing

Get social:

finding friends to do things with who are sober will be a big key to staying healthy
The best thing you can do is start to build a foundation with friends and family. Staying active will keep the mind and spirit healthy while focusing on the overall health of the body. If you want to be healthy in recovery, your best bet is to find a way to exercise every day, even just for a short period of time. This should be done under the supervision of a doctor to avoid injury and prevent any further stress and challenges in recovery. Having sober friends to exercise with will help keep it fun and light hearted as well.

Oceanfront promotes a holistic perspective in recovery. Your mind, body, and soul are the key to a healthy recovery. If you can fuel your body with exercise and healthy foods, your mind is likely to follow suit. Call us to find out how our programs and services can help you get your mind and body back on track in recovery: 877-279-1777