If you want to give your body a boost in recovery, adding a fitness plan can help you power through stronger than ever. Recovery is hard on the body but physically the best thing is to stay fit and exercise. It also helps you feel better all the way around. If you struggle with recovery, perhaps it is time to reconsider how physical exercise may play a positive role in your healing journey.
Self-Esteem and Control
If you always have struggled with self-esteem, or it took a hit in recovery, now is the time to wrestle back control. Creation of a workout plan may be just the way to get you back in the saddle again. With a bit of work you can become more confident and carry yourself with a bit more strength. Many people are amazed at how they can shape their bodies with exercise. This boost in confidence can be a real game changer.
Whatever you are battling as an addiction, your mental health plays a major role in your success. Anxiety and depression can bring down your efforts to get clean and get healthy. Exercise can help you out. When you work out, your brain produces more endorphins, ‘feel good’ chemicals that keep you happy. Exercise is an amazing stress reliever giving you added mental health benefits, in addition to pumping your heart and muscles.
Finding the Right Exercise
If you have tried to exercise but got bored, it might kill your motivation. Finding effective workouts keep you excited to exercise. Walking and weight training with some upbeat tunes can help mix things up a bit. Dancing, or dance-inspired workouts, can be a great way to blast calories. You may even build a great physique with a barre style class or ballet and dance. Different routines and different classes keep you motivated to stay in shape.
Healthy for Life
Getting fit can help you find your way through recovery but staying fit is the long-term goal. Start with small steps and goals, then work your way up. New, healthy habits takes time and patience. If you can stick with a clean diet and regular workout routine, you will see positive body changes.
It is a good idea to practice self care in early recovery that will keep this habit going for a long time to come. Take a long, warm bath or curl up with a good book and try to get to bed on time. When you start to feel stressed, pause and take deep breaths to clear your mind.
Sound Recovery helps you get present in the moment with our programs, services and resources. We are here to guide you through the steps to recovery. If you are struggling with addiction, let us help. Call us at 561-277-3088 to get started.