Elemental
Published in

Elemental

Why People Turn to Exercise to Stay Sober

There are real physical, psychological, and social benefits for people in recovery

Photo: Ryan McVay/Getty Images

SScott Lapollo runs up to a popular path encircling a reservoir at the edge of Boston and smiles at the sight of hordes of other runners doing laps.

Not long ago he was more likely to spend a cloudless Saturday like this one getting…

--

--

--

Your life, sourced by science. A publication from Medium about health and wellness.

Recommended from Medium

WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE IN HELL AND END UP BACK ON TOP! GOODBYE 2017! I WON’T MISS YOU!

Tiny Medical Apps — Learnings from East London Pilot

Childhood Obesity Needs to Stop

Navigating the Long Fix of American Healthcare with Vivian Lee

Coronavirus and millennials

behind the scenes

My Loved One Just Got Cancer — Now What?

~>Free Download PDR for Ophthalmic Medicines 2012 (Physicians’ Desk Reference for Ophthalmic…

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Jon Marcus

Jon Marcus

Jon Marcus writes for The New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, and other U.S. and U.K. media outlets.

More from Medium

3 Guaranteed Ways to Boost Your Nighttime Routine for More Restful Sleep

A woman sleeping in a bed.

Just Calm Down: 3 Ways to Regulate Your PNS

Sober Curious? To booze or not to booze

Scientists May Be Able to Reset An Addicts Brain With Gene Editing