Maintaining Healthy Habits in Recovery

Yoga girlFor many individuals who are in recovery for substance abuse, finding ways to introduce and maintain healthy lifestyle habits can be difficult. Some have trouble knowing where to start, while others are afraid that beginning a new routine will stress their sobriety and lead to a relapse. However, it’s important to develop good habits and make them a part of your everyday life, not just for yourself, but also for the people who love you. Knowing how to treat your body and mind with kindness will help you learn how to navigate relationships and keep you on a more joyful path as you find your way through recovery. READ MORE

For Cracking the Addiction Recovery Code, Your Best Tool May Be Exercise

Woman stretching outsideRecognizing that you have a problem and addressing your need to battle an addiction is one of the toughest, bravest things you can do. Unfortunately, the tough road only begins there. The end of that road is not a cure of your addiction – that doesn’t exist. Most medical professionals, therapists, and step program participants will tell you that an addict will forever be in recovery. What does exist, however, is a place where you have control over your addiction, and that’s your ultimate goal. Here’s how exercise can be one of the best tools in your arsenal for fighting that battle. READ MORE

New Guidelines on High Blood Pressure

BP CuffHigh blood pressure (hypertension) has been called the “silent killer” because it often has no discernable symptoms. Left untreated, however, it can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, loss of vision and other maladies. Everyone should have their blood pressure checked regularly. This is especially so if someone in your family has had it, as there is a strong genetic component that dictates the level of risk. READ MORE

Have a Nutritious, Delicious Thanksgiving!

veggie turkeyThanksgiving is here again, kicking off the holiday season. And ‘tis the beginning of many festive events, most with food being front and center. This can cause a certain amount of trepidation about overeating and weight gain, putting at least a small damper on spirits. After all, about half of all weight gained annually occurs during the winter holidays. READ MORE

Why Micronutrients Are Beneficial For Those Suffering From Mesothelioma

Approximately 11 million people throughout the world receive a cancer diagnosis each year. While the most common forms are rectal, colon, lung, breast or prostate cancer, the numbers of those suffering from mesothelioma are also on the rise. Many scientists believe that the number of persons suffering from this ailment will double by the year 2030. READ MORE