Exercise and Staying Active Are Extremely Important in Recovery

 

Being active and exercising regularly is one of the most important things we can do during our recovery from addiction. Do you understand some of the basic philosophy of addiction? Let’s simplify things for a few moments. For those of us who seem helplessly addicted to drugs or any addiction for that matter, our physiological brain chemistry is different from those who are not addicts. Our natural dopamine levels are lower than normal. So we feel like we need outside substances to increase our dopamine levels which, in turn, cause deadly addictions.
What if I told you there are many different ways in which we can increase our natural dopamine levels that don’t require ingesting harmful outside substances?
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We can increase our natural dopamine levels through sex, human companionship and EXERCISE! Yes, I said EXERCISE!  Being active and immersing ourselves in a daily exercise plan will not only give us the benefits of health and a nice physical body, but it will begin to change our brain’s chemistry, by creating our natural feel good chemical known as endorphins.  When we get our heart rate up for an average amount of time while exercising, our brains began to produce endorphins. And yes, these are the same endorphins that deadly substances and drugs produce, which caused our destructive addictions.
So, if your life is being ruined by addiction and these deadly substances, you can look into hiring a Nationally Certified Professional Recovery Coach to help you with your addictions. Or, maybe addiction is not your issue, but making healthy lifestyle choices, both physical and emotional, is your downfall.  Then maybe it is time to look into hiring a Nationally Certified Professional Life Coach.
Whatever the case may be, we here at The Addictions Coach can help you with any of your coaching needs. You can contact us through our website at Top Recovery Coaches and Life Coaching for Drug and Alcohol Addiction or call us at 1-800-706-0318 ext 1
Check out the article below, that talks about the importance of being active and continuing to exercise while you are in recovery.