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Health and wellness are a crucial part of addiction recovery. Not only is it important to focus on getting rid of drugs and alcohol in rehabilitation, but also replacing them with healthy habits and eating choices that will help your body heal. Because substance abuse has detrimental effects on the mind and body, being intentional about your health will dramatically aid in your recovery.

March is National Nutrition Month, which aims to boost awareness of the major benefits of healthy food, health, and fitness choices. Good nutrition is not merely eating your fruits and veggies, but also finding an exercise routine and giving your body the nourishment it needs. Creating nutrition and fitness goals is one of the easiest and most satisfying ways to improve your health. And the more you do it, the easier it gets. Plan your workouts and meals ahead of time to ensure you complete your weekly and monthly goals.

Another essential aspect of nutrition and health is getting good, regular sleep. Without it, your immune system suffers, and you will find it more difficult to make wise, informed choices. Many bad decisions can be avoided by keeping your body refreshed and your mind alert. Get your eight hours nightly and be on the lookout for National Sleep Awareness Week in April!

Creating healthy habits today invests in a healthy you in the future. It is one of your best allies in the fight to stay clean, and here is the best news: you do not have to do this alone! Grab a friend to cook and share healthy meals with, go for a run, and challenge one another to get to the gym on a regular basis.

For more health and nutrition tips, or to begin this process of recovery, call (888) 507-1355 today to speak with one of our trained treatment specialist who will help you take the first step to health and wellness.

“Love yourself enough to live a healthy lifestyle.” – Anonymous