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Getting Some Exercise

While physical exercise is clearly an outer-circle activity, we feel it deserves special attention because so many have found it to be a valuable support for maintaining sobriety.  When we enter SAA and begin to refrain from our addictive behaviors, we eliminate our familiar way of dealing with and releasing energy.  Having an alternative outlet helps to temper the symptoms of withdrawal.  Moderation, as with all tools of recovery, is a key here.  Easy does it.

What works for one individual may not work for the next.  Also, what used to be okay for you may not be now.  Be honest about where you choose to exercise.  Obviously, deciding to work out in a location where you had formerly been acting out, or any place that seems to set off your addiction, is not a good idea.