Exercise - Section 4
I have always believed in the beneficial effects of exercise. Fortunately I have always enjoyed exercise as well, in many forms, and of course that has made it easier to practice on a regular basis. The only times I have not undertaken some form of exercise regimen was when I was binging and absolutely unable to do so, because I was either drinking, or drunk or passed out. As soon as I curtailed the binge, I would virtually immediately start exercising again, normally in the form of walking.
There is no question that exercise has played a major role in my life, in the healing of my alcohol addiction, my health and fitness levels during so many years of severe abusive behaviour and post addiction recovery and maintenance.
Although I started exercising at a very early age and so have gained immense benefit, I think there is always benefit of an exercise regimen no matter the stage of life. The benefits of exercise are multifaceted and well reported. Suffice to say, if you are able to pursue some enjoyable form of exercise your own experience will talk to you, you don’t need anyone to tell you about it.
My favourite form of exercise is walking and hiking in Nature, particularly on the mountains surrounding Cape Town.
How has exercise helped you in your recovery - or to move beyond recovery?
Source: A SANE MAP - My Journey in Recovery from Addiction.
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I am a Recovery Coach, Life Coach, Author and Speaker. I live in Cape Town, South Africa.