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  • Writer's pictureAdrie Vermeulen

The Road to Recovery and The Importance of a Healthy Lifestyle


Individuals who adopt a healthy lifestyle are more likely to succeed in their efforts to remain substance free throughout their recovery journey. Maintaining a balanced recovery lifestyle is crucial in reducing the risk of recurrence.


START SLOWLY

It's better to ease into a fitness routine and make steady improvements than to go headfirst into a rigorous regimen and give up after a few weeks. The objective is to get you moving more, at your own speed. Three times a week of moderate exercise, such as walking or cycling, is ideal.


EXERCISE & LEISURE

An essential element of early recovery is learning to manage stress. Leisure and exercise help re-establish a sense of balance in one's life, which is crucial for maintaining emotional well-being throughout the process of overcoming an addiction.


EATING HABITS

Consistent physical activity should be accompanied by changes to one's eating patterns. Recovery is greatly aided by proper diet, which lessens the severity of any post-acute withdrawal symptoms.


BE SURE TO RELAX

Relaxation time is necessary for recovery. Everyone relaxes differently, whether by reading, sleeping, or participating in a pastime. Determine what relaxes you and make it a habit to engage in that activity on a regular basis.

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