Recovery is a lifelong road. There is no “cure” for addiction; but, you can have recovery with the right attitude, knowledge, and habits. In fact, those who go the longest without relapses are those who have found the best healthy habits for recovery.
Recovery is about living a well-balanced, healthy life. That includes healthy habits from diet to workouts. Healthy habits are not only good for the physical body but the mind too.
Best healthy habits to adopt in your life of recovery
What are the best healthy habits to adopt in your life of recovery? Let’s look at some of the healthy habits that are good for the physical body and those that are good for mental and emotional wellbeing.
Habits for the physical body include exercise and a healthy well-balanced diet. The diet can help replenish the body of the nutrient, minerals, and vitamins you have lost while battling addiction.
The benefits of exercise include:
- The release of brain chemicals that make you feel good such as dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin.
- Reduces stress
- Reduces cravings
- Builds muscle
- Helps make bones stronger
The benefits of a healthy well-balanced diet include:
- Provides fuel for the body
- Feeds the brain
- Bolsters the immune system
- Improves the heart, liver, and digestive system
The combination will make you healthier and help you sleep.
Mental and emotional habits
Living in the moment and attaining self-awareness through contemplation will help you on your road to recovery. Meditation helps quiet emotions and decreases stress, apprehension, and despair. A small portion of your day; 20 minutes either morning or evening can help you feel better mentally and emotionally. That leads to feeling better physically as well.
Yoga is a great way to combine meditation and exercise. It will give you 20 to 30 minutes each day to reflect and make sure you are living in the now, living your best life.
In order for the body to repair and heal it needs sleep. Exercise and a well-balanced diet can help you sleep better. One way to make sure you get the best sleep and stick to your healthy new lifestyle is to have a schedule where you go to bed at the same time each day and wake up at the same time. This will give your body the proper amount of good quality sleep so it can repair and replenish itself while you sleep.
One other good habit is to surround yourself with positive people and things. Positivity can help you deal with life’s stress and disappointment. This will help you stay on the road to recovery and reduce your risk of relapse.
At 449 Recovery, helping each client overcome every challenge on the road to recovery is our greatest goal. Call us today (855) 435-7449 to find out about our monitored detox, therapies, and long term treatment programs. 449 Recovery provides an environment that will encourage recovery and teaches you the tools for your life-long journey of recovery.