Running and Recovery

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Can jogging help your recovery?

Running is most known for its endurance-enhancing effects and the ability to produce mood-boosting endorphins. But can running help us with our recoveries? Exercise, in general, is great for both the mind and the body. It makes us stronger, more heart-healthy, and more in tune with ourselves. If you’re thinking about taking up jogging, you might be surprised to find that there are myriad benefits that can lead directly to a heightened overall mindset, resulting in a profound effect on your recovery and health. In this article, we’ll discuss a few of the reasons why running is a great addition to your health toolbox

Running requires discipline. 

In recovery, we’re often told to find healthy routines to replace our old, unsustainable patterns. Cultivating a running regimen requires discipline and effort, which translates directly to the rest of your daily life. Planning your running schedule, getting off the couch to jog, and boosting your stamina all require great amounts of mental and physical discipline, which is a must for recovery.

Running can make you happier.

Running is famous for offering “runner’s high” which is a euphoric state induced by extreme physical activity. A good jog can supercharge our mornings and our mindsets. Additionally, running is known to help clear the mind of mental clutter. Developing a running practice is not only good for physical health, but it’s also a net positive for your mental health.

It boosts confidence.

Developing an exercise routine and sticking to it will give you confidence, which will trickle into the rest of your life. You’ll notice yourself getting better and better at your routine as the weeks go on, offering more faith in yourself,  your skills, and your ability to commit. 

It improves the mind-body connection.

As you move your body more, you’ll notice the inextricable link between your mind and body. Pay attention to your body’s cues and don’t overdo it on the exercise. Moderation is key.

Avalon Malibu is a world-renowned, California state-licensed mental health and substance abuse recovery center. If you are ready to seek treatment to develop the tools you need to overcome life’s obstacles and be on the road towards happiness, health, and well-being, call us today at 844-857-5992 for a consultation. It’s never too late, and there are people here ready to help you – it’s never too late to begin taking steps towards a happier, healthier life.

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