After you’ve recovered from an illness, you’ll want to get back to your regular schedule of activities. For long-term health and wellness, take a slow-paced approach when beginning your daily work, home, and recreational endeavors. Incorporating these tips in will help you get back to your regular routine in no time.

3 Health & Wellness Tips for Resuming Your Normal Routine After Illness

1. Drink Plenty of Water

health and wellnessKeeping your body well hydrated helps it to flush out germs and toxins from your system, as well as circulate white blood cells throughout the body to support healing. Drinking water plain or with natural flavors such as lime or pineapple juice will also contribute to your overall health and wellness. 

2. Pace Yourself

Easing back into your routine helps build your pre-illness stamina in a healthy way. You might feel well, but you should still act as if you’re still healing. As you’re rebuilding your strength, take short walks at first, instead of runs to prevent yourself from getting injured or passing out. At work, increase your workload gradually to avoid getting overwhelmed.

3. Try Acupuncture Treatments

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) recognizes acupuncture as a safe and effective treatment for dozens of conditions. Acupuncture treatments can aid convalescence after surgery and recovery from a stroke, as well as relieve sciatica and reduce cancer pain. Patients will experience pain relief after only one acupuncture session. Over a several month period, acupuncture treatments can effectively reduce symptoms from chronic illnesses.    


If you’re getting back to your usual routine after an extended illness, taking gradual steps helps protect your body. In Rockland County, NY, recuperating patients enhance their overall health and wellness by getting therapy services from Marie Gonzales, L.Ac. Trained at the prestigious Tri-State College of Acupuncture®, she has more than 20 years of practice in natural healing. For more information about her services or to schedule an appointment to improve your health and wellness, visit her website or call (845) 398-1312.