Five Tips For Staying Healthy During A Divorce

While being in a bad marriage can be bad for your health, divorce can take its toll on you as well. There are many reasons why people choose to get divorced, from lack of communication and lost intimacy, to abuse of any kind, divorces happen. Getting out of a failing marriage can be a healthy step in a person’s life, but the road to divorce is a bumpy one.

Divorce is stressful and it is an emotional process, and you need to make sure that you are doing what you can to stay healthy throughout. By paying attention to your body and your needs you will come out at the end of the divorce feeling stronger and more confident. Here are some tips for keeping yourself healthy so you can find happiness again when you’re single.

Don’t Stress Eat

Watch your diet. You are going through a stressful situation and it can be easy to fall on food to find comfort, but that’s a bad idea. Stress eating can lead to weight gain, stomach issues, and even depression. When you’re feeling stressed, take a walk or drink a cup of tea. These are far better options than eating that box of donuts.


Meditation is a must when you are going through any stressful situation, especially a divorce. Mediation will help relax your body and your mind, and it can be combined with yoga or a nature walk, or you can just sit in silence and enjoy the peace. Look from some guided meditations online to help you relax and let go of stress and even anger.

Get Some Exercise

Exercise is known to boost energy and mood, so it makes complete sense to work in some daily fitness everyday, even after your divorce is over and done with. A good aerobic workout will get those happy juices flowing and it will be difficult to be upset about the end of your marriage.

Talk To Someone

While some people find divorce to be a relief, others may find it to be a very sad time in their lives. Either way, you should talk to a therapist if you are having any difficulties getting through your divorce. If you find that you are upset, angry, or depressed more often than you feel okay, a therapist will be able to help.

Get Outside

Last, but not least, get outside and get some sunshine, fresh air, and enjoy some nature. 15 minutes of sunlight a day is all you need to get the vitamin D your body needs, and that can give you a good mood boost.


Don’t let your divorce consume you and make you a sad and miserable person. Instead, start working on yourself from day one and you can get through with a happier attitude and a healthier body.

Anna Johansson
Anna is a freelance writer and researcher from the Olympia, WA area who loves to obsess about weird topics and then write about them. When she isn't writing, she is outside on her bike and comtemplating her eventual trip to graduate school.

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