Incorporating Exercise Into A Sober Living Lifestyle

By October 6, 2015Healthy Living
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You know the benefits of exercise are extensive, and a proper exercise regimen can do wonders for your body. Addiction beats up your body, so as you embark on addiction recovery, incorporating exercise is known to soothe your mind and body and release tension. Take a look at how to mix exercise into your new sober life.

1. Yoga

One of the most soothing exercises, yoga connects your mind to your body. Yoga practice is focused on finding harmony between your mind, body, and spirit. The moves will lengthen and strengthen your muscles while remaining relatively easy to do. You can also choose to perform flows that focus on different things. For example, you can do energy flows to increase your mood and gain energy. There are also yoga flows you can do at night-time to relax your mind and help you sleep.

2. CrossFit

CrossFit is a dynamic and energetic group environment that appeals to millions of people. You might enjoy the camaraderie and you’re definitely going to get your sweat on. CrossFit also gets you in tune with your body, and if you’ve disliked your body for years, you’re going to like the way you look after a few months of CrossFit.

3. Weight lifting

Weight lifting isn’t just for body builders on TV. Both men and women can benefit from weight lifting. It becomes s kind of competition, and there is definitely a strong weight lifting community. Because so many weight lifting movements are done with a partner, weight lifting can strengthen your body and your relationships if you find a solid workout partner.

4. Running

Running is one of the most popular forms of exercise. First, you don’t even need a gym membership. Just grab your shoes and head outside. People love the way running makes them feel, and it’s one of the fastest ways to tone up your body. Jogging at a slow pace can also be very gentle on your body, and it’s a great way to get outside.

Sober living after addiction rehab can feel like a long road, but exercise can speed up the process. With exercise, you’re going to feel more in control of your body, more energized, and happier. If you’re living in a sober home or out on your own, exercise is a fantastic way to start building a community of like-minded people around you.

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