Episode 46 – Healthy Lifestyle in Recovery

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Episode 46 – Healthy Lifestyle in Recovery

Some nuggets from this episode

  • If we don’t have a healthy lifestyle it can create multiple triggers for relapse (e.g. it could mean low energy levels, low mood, and poor quality sleep).  
  • A healthy lifestyle requires both physical and mental wellness.
  • “Healthy lifestyles can be incredibly diverse” – there is something for everyone.

A conversation between Joel Lewin and Paul Garrigan

What is a healthy lifestyle and why is it important for those of us recovering from addiction? In this episode of the podcast, Joel shares his views on this important topic. He makes the point that a healthy lifestyle is not a one-size-fits-all kind of thing, but more about what works for us.

Hope Mindful Compassion Show – Episode 46

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Topics covered in this week’s show include:

  • What do we mean by a ‘healthy lifestyle’?

  • Is health the same as fitness?

  • Are we talking about mental and physical health?

  • Is recovery from addiction possible if we ignore our health?

  • What are the potential dangers of an unhealthy lifestyle in recovery?

  • What does a healthy lifestyle look like?

  • Will it look the same for everyone?

  • How can we tell if we have a healthy lifestyle?

  • Does it mean we have to join a gym?

  • Could we become overly obsessed with health and fitness?

  • What would be the dangers of this?

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