Be Proactive About Your Health and Wellness: 3 Tips

If you have a hectic schedule, it can be all too easy to put your health on the backburner. But, investing in your health and wellness on a regular basis is an important part of sobriety. By taking care of your mental and physical health, you can reduce your risk of relapse by easing the symptoms of withdrawal.

If you’d like to become more proactive about your health, here are three simple strategies that can help you feel your best.

(1) Create a stress management action plan.

Let’s face it. Life can be stressful at times and learning healthy coping mechanisms to deal with anxiety is one of the most important life skills that you can develop. Consider weaving some activities into your daily routine that can help you maintain a sense of balance, clear your head and prevent stress from building up inside. Try a few different stress management activities like yoga, journaling, breathing exercises, meditation and massage therapy to see what works best for you.

(2) Keep track of the important stats.

When you get sick with something like the flu, the symptoms are hard to miss. But, there are other health conditions that develop much more slowly. By keeping track of your vital health stats, you can keep an eye on your health and get help early before it develops into something more serious. Talk to your health care provider to identify the key health stats that you should monitor. They may recommend that you regularly monitor key statistics such as your weight, blood pressure and cholesterol level.

(3) Work up a sweat every day.

Regular exercise is one of the most powerful health boosting tools that you have available. With regular exercise, you can strengthen your immune system, maintain a healthy weight, keep your blood pressure in check and reduce your risk of depression.

Don’t wait until you get sick to start paying attention to your health. By incorporating a few of these strategies into your normal routine, you can help protect your physical and mental wellbeing. You are worth it!

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