Successfully reaching sobriety is a huge milestone that took determination and strength to accomplish.
When someone enters recovery from drugs or alcohol, the transition back into everyday life can present challenges. Newly sober individuals will have to deal with triggers and cravings, and learn how to stay on track when times get tough. Getting into a healthy routine that will keep you busy and active is so important during this time. Exercise is one activity that can help people release stress and allow their mind to focus in the moment on a healthy behavior. At Banyan Treatment Center, we are committed to helping our patients stay sober long after treatment is completed. We explain how exercise can help maintain sobriety and the benefits of staying active.
Exercise Can Help Fight Cravings
When you engage in any form of exercise, you are releasing endorphins and you are experiencing a natural high. This can replace the high you feel from drugs or alcohol. Exercise will help you get rid of any cravings you experience in recovery. You will be able to reach a sense of satisfaction from the exercise that can help reduce future cravings.
Healthy Way to Relieve Stress
The early stages of recovery can come with a lot of stress and worry about how to preserve long-term sobriety. If you have a lot on your mind, we suggest going on a run or taking a yoga class as an outlet to relieve stress and regroup. It has been proven that exercise can reduce stress levels and help with anger management.