Alcoholism And The Rewards Of Exercise

[fa icon="calendar"] 1/20/16 9:35 AM / by Mark Mathews, MA, LADC

Mark Mathews, MA, LADC

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Want to have higher self-esteem, feel better and have more energy? Whether you are an Alcoholic or not, regular exercise can provide that for you and offers many rewards:

  • Reduce Stress: You will find it easier to cope with stress.
  • You Will Appear Healthier: You will look more radiant, move more gracefully, stand taller, and look more youthful.
  • You Will Look Trimmer: You will burn calories faster and look trimmer.
  • Relieve Tension: You will relieve tension and banish mild down moods.
  • Your Body and Mind Will Function Better: the aging process will slow as your heart and lung function, digestion, and elimination improve, and your immune system will become stronger, and your joints, more flexible.

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Designing Your Exercise Program

 

Find a Plan you Can Stick To

Simply put: The best exercise plan is one you can stick to. It does not have to be strenuous. One-half hour of brisk walking, biking, or swimming at least four times a week is all you need. However, if you have any athletic inclination, you may find that you want more exercise.

 

Make it Convenient

The usual excuse for not exercising is lack of time. Well, exercising need not take time out of your day. I workout at home on my trampoline or exercise bike while I watch television. I prefer not leaving home to exercise, but many people need the motivation a group provides. So design your own plan, join a gym, or enroll in an aerobics class. But whatever you do, make sure it is convenient, so that you'll participate on a regular basis.

 

Use the Time You Spent Drinking To Exercise

Most recovering alcoholics find that they have a lot of time on their hands, time they used to spend drinking. Take this new found time and redirect it into something positive. An exercise program is the perfect fit and will provide added health benefits.

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Topics: Alcoholism

Mark Mathews, MA, LADC

Written by Mark Mathews, MA, LADC

My work focuses on biochemical repair of the brain using orthomolecular medicine to help people with addictions and mental health disorders. I spend my free time painting and playing guitar.

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