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In this article, we’re going to discuss whether you should exercise during your detox period. There are a lot of myths surrounding detox and whether or not you should exercise, how much food you should eat during that period is a big question for many.
From Briarwood Detox Center, we have compiled some points about these questions and we suggest you read through them before you get into any detox treatments.
Detox is a Painful Process
First of all, detox is a painful process. It is about removing the traces of the drugs in your body and bloodstream. Your body was accustomed to a lot of drugs for a long time. This would have changed the hormonal chemistry in your body. The resultant chemical imbalance in your body would resist any kind of change that comes in the detox period. Your body will want you to ingest the drugs to get back into its affected state.
This is why we suggest a slow detox process for our patients. We provide them with replacement drugs that provide them with the same chemical balance, but, avoid the side effects, like an addiction. With slow and small doses every day, our patients will gradually change their hormonal imbalance into becoming normal.
Mild Physical Exercise is Therapeutic & Necessary
During the detox period, it is also necessary that our patients practice mild physical exercises. This is to make sure your body doesn’t go stale during your recovery. A mild exercise will also help in better circulation of blood, and also therapeutic drugs.
Many of our patients who indulged in mild exercises during the detox period have shown faster rates of recovery, than the patients who remained physically inactive during the same period.
Also, a little bit of exercise every day will help you focus on the better side of your life, by giving your hope to recover and lead a healthy life.
Good Nutrition & Balanced Diet is Important
The next important thing is nutrition. At Briarwood Detox Center, we provide our inpatients with a balanced diet that has proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals. This, along with copious amounts of fluids, especially water rich in minerals and ions will help your body stay healthy during the detox process.
Without sufficient nutrients in your body, you might experience severe withdrawal symptoms such as headaches, nausea, physical weakness, etc.
Also, it is important to cut off excess carbohydrates and sugar consumption during the process. These compounds tend to affect the therapy process by making you feel tired and thirsty.
A Healthy Mind Lives in a Healthy Body
This quote doesn’t just apply when you are on a detox, but for a regular life too. You are what you eat and you are what you put into your body and mind. A good, nutrient-rich diet will help you stay fresh all day and you won’t be needing any drugs in the first place.
So, if you are looking for a good, or even a great life ahead of you, make sure you eat good food and get ample rest.
If you’re ready to get help with overcoming your addiction, we offer detox programs in Austin, Houston, and Colorado Springs. Call (888) 857-0557 to speak with an admissions representative or contact us online today.
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