Summer is a great time to dive in to a new hobby or activity in your free time. Now that you are living a life of recovery, it is also a good idea to surround yourself with like-minded individuals who are supportive of your sobriety and personal growth. You can kill two birds with one stone by finding and joining a sober sports league this summer. This is a great way to spend time with other sober people, get some exercise, and participate in an activity you enjoy.
Team sports offer a variety of benefits both physically and mentally. Physically, team sports such as football, soccer, and baseball are great for both cardio and strength training. Mentally, team sports require a certain amount of strategy and coordination with your teammates, which can improve your mental acuity, memory, and interpersonal relationship skills. These benefits are particularly valuable to those new in recovery, as your mind and body are repairing themselves now that you have rid your system of the toxic substances you were abusing. Regular exercise achieved through team sports can aid in this physical and mental recovery process, expediting your body’s healing from the damage of addiction.
As a person new in sobriety, a sober sports league is a great way to expand your recovery network and meet like-minded individuals who are living a life of recovery just like you. It is important to surround yourself with supportive people early in your sobriety, and a sober sports league is one way to achieve this goal. You and your teammates will bond over your victories and losses alike, growing together both in your skill at your sport of choice and in your recovery.
Living a life of recovery means we continuously strive to make progress in our sobriety and in our lives. This summer, you should make a commitment to yourself to try a new activity that will have a positive impact on your health and well-being. A sober sports league is a great option to this end, as the exercise and camaraderie will improve all facets of your health – mind, body and spirit. Check with your local 12-step clubhouse for a list of sports leagues and give them a call!
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