How Can Daily Stretching Help with Recovery?
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There are many addicts in this world who never get around to living a recovering lifestyle. Sometimes they keep living their addictive lifestyle but other times their addiction turns fatal for them. This is unfortunate and scary. For those of you who have made it into recovery from your addiction, there is gratefulness all around you but you have to be the one to find that. There are so many wonderful things that you can now do with your life in recovery that you were unable to do when you were still living an addictive lifestyle. Do you want to live your recovery in as much greatness as possible? If so, then one of the first things you that should be on the agenda is the creation of a personal development plan. This plan can and should include many things including regular exercise. Many people underestimate how much exercising can help in their recovery. The thing is exercising isn’t the only thing that can help in regards to physical activity but stretching daily can help greatly too.
How can stretching daily help you physically?
When you practice daily stretching while you are in recovery from your addiction one of the first ways that this can help you is through the physical aspects. You will find that daily stretching can increase your circulation. The better your circulation is the more the nutrients and the vitamins will be able to move throughout your body improving your overall health. Having great health in recovery is always a fantastic thing. While the majority of your recovery from addiction will be focused on your emotional and mental aspects of life, improving your physical health can help as well. Not only does it help you to feel better about yourself but it can help your emotional state as well.
How can stretching on a daily basis help improve flexibility and balance?
When you are in recovery from your addiction and you stretch on a daily basis, this can help you to improve your flexibility and your balance too. How can these things be beneficial in recovery? Well, the more flexible you are in recovery and the better balance you have, the less tension you have in your body. Less tension in your body during recovery equals less pain and a greater recovery. When living a life of recovery from an addiction stretching should always be added into your personal development plan. If it is the plan you will be more likely to stay committed to it.
How can stretching daily help reduce your stress levels?
During your recovery from addiction stretching on a daily basis can help you in so many ways. The thing is that many recovering addicts have stress regularly too. Some of the things that stress comes from are tension in the body and poor circulation. Both of these things, as you see above, are talked about. Now, if you would like to reduce the amount of stress that you have then stretching on a daily basis can be one of the things that helps you out. As you saw above, stretching improves circulation and since poor circulation may have caused your stress you are now relieving that stress. You also saw that stretching helps relieve tension which may have caused your stress. By stretching you can relieve this tension, hence relieving any stress that you have as well.
If you are in recovery from your addiction you should make sure that you focus on more than just staying clean and sober. You may already know this but sobriety is not the same thing as working on your recovery. When you fully work on your recovery you are putting forth effort to make changes in your life. If you don’t have one already you may want to create a personal development plan and in this plan include daily stretching. When you stretch on a daily basis you will benefit is so many amazing ways. You will receive physical benefits, you can relieve tension in your body, and you can relieve stress and much more. Start your stretching today and keep it up! You may be surprised on how much it can help you.
- Cara Gilmore