Tips for Healthy Living in Recovery

Recovering from addiction is a lifelong process of self-examination and improvement. Now that you are living a life of sobriety, you should take action to improve and maintain all areas of your health. Taking steps to improve your physical, mental, and emotional health in sobriety will expedite your body’s healing from the damage caused by your substance abuse. Additionally, healthy living leads to a happier, more contented outlook on life, further securing you in your sobriety. Here are a few things you can do to live healthy in recovery.

Getting out into nature is a great way to improve your mental and physical health simultaneously. Here in South Florida, we are blessed with a plethora of county and state parks as well as some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Enjoying the great outdoors is an opportunity to clear your mind while getting some exercise, fresh air, and Vitamin D from the sun. There are plenty of activities to enjoy outdoors, from hiking to swimming, fishing to team and club sports. Try a few outdoor activities and see which ones you find most enjoyable, and make them part of your routine for healthy living.

A healthy social life is an important component of your recovery, as our friends and sober supports contribute a great deal to our emotional well being and personal growth. 12-step recovery meetings are a great place to meet new friends, but you should broaden your circle of friends beyond the rooms of recovery. There are innumerable interest groups both in the community and online where people can share in their passions with other like-minded individuals. Explore your community’s social media pages and seek out groups based on an activity or topic that interests you, and make some connections with those who share in these interests.

For those of us living a life in recovery, we have come to understand the practice of self-improvement required to maintain our sobriety is a lifelong pursuit. Part of this improvement should be making healthy choices in our day-to-day lives. South Floridians have a myriad of options when it comes to healthy activities in which to partake. At Evolutions Treatment Center, we incorporate healthy eating and physical activity in our approach to treatment as part of our holistic approach to healing those afflicted with substance abuse. Start including healthy activities in your daily routine and you will reap the benefits for years to come!


Evolutions is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center located in beautiful South Florida. Our holistic approach to addiction treatment centers around addressing and healing the underlying issues at the root of addiction, rather than merely medicating symptoms away.

Our treatment program includes individual and group-based therapy to help clients understand and manage their symptoms and emotions.

If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction, alcoholism, or any co-occurring disorders please call us at (833) 818-3031 or