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24 Sept 2016

Staying Healthy During Your Recovery

When staying in a recovery house, all aspects of your life are impacted, so maintaining a healthy sober lifestyle requires a multifaceted approach to each individual component. Each part of your health—social, mental, physical and spiritual—are interconnected, so pay attention to each part for a holistic recovery.

Here are some tips on staying healthy during your recovery:

Social: Your social life is destined to change when you begin recovery. Partying and going to bars become a thing of the past, so it’s important to find a new—and supportive—social scene. Surround yourself with positive influences who support your treatment.

Mental: No one said recovery was easy, but it’s important not to beat yourself up and get down in the dumps when the going gets rough. There will be tough days, so rely on your sponsor and attend meeting to stay on track. Above all, be positive!

Physical: Your body will be instantly healthier when you get sober community, but it’s important to nourish your body with a well-balanced diet, regular exercise and sufficient sleep. A healthy body supports a healthy mind and soul!

Spiritual: Spirituality is different for everyone and not everyone may connect spiritually. For those who are or religious, find ways to connect with this component of your life. Whether it’s attending weekly services or practicing yoga regularly, a spiritual experience can enhance a healthy lifestyle.

What are your tips for living a healthy sober lifestyle?

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