Following a long struggle with drugs or alcohol, your body becomes very worn down. The chemicals found in the substances you are abusing begin to take a toll on your body – affecting your organs and your body’s general ability to function properly…
This leaves you feeling lethargic and tired.
So, once you have begun your addiction recovery and are on the path to sobriety, how do you restore your body back to a comfortable state?
Just like recovery is a continuous process, healing your body will also be a continuous process. Especially if you have spent years abusing the substance of your choice, that is quite a bit of damage that will need to be repaired. You will most likely spend the next few months and even years attempting to regain your health…
But, once you do it will make staying sober even that much easier as your body thanks you for restoring it back to a healthy state.
Below we address a few ways to help your body heal after addiction recovery:
Focus on your nutrition.
Eat regular and healthy meals. Someone who was addicted to stimulants might experience the urge to over eat, but instead, try to focus on eating smaller portions and a few snacks throughout the day.
Try to focus on the nutritional value of everything you eat…
Does it have a lot of protein, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals?
The whole point of eating is to nourish your body. Since eating is a low priority for those suffering from addiction, your body has probably been lacking the nutrients found in healthy foods for a while.
However, while trying to eat healthily, try to avoid making any major changes that could be harmful to your physical or mental health. It is best to consult a health professional for advice or a new diet regime that will be best for you.
Add exercise into your recovery routine.
Exercise is not only beneficial to your physical health but to your mental health as well. As you exercise, chemicals are released that can aid in the relief from anxiety, stress, and depression.
Exercising will also help improve your physical appearance – giving you more self-confidence – and your overall physical health which will make you feel much better.
Once you are ready to start incorporating exercise into your life, start out slow and then work your way up. Even starting out with a short walk in the park or around your neighborhood a few times each week is very beneficial. Remember, every little bit counts.
Addiction recovery is a long and thorough process – it truly takes work in every aspect of your life. Apply these tips as you are continuing your sobriety to help you stay on the right path.