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Exercise is an important routine that is beneficial to both mind and body. Feeling good about the way you look is a great way to maintain a positive mindset during addiction treatment. Physical and mental well-being is possible through exercise!
We all know that a regular exercise routine is extremely beneficial for both the body and mind. Over the past twenty years, the focus on exercise and diet for overall well-being has increased dramatically. It’s important to spend time beginning and maintaining a healthy lifestyle during addiction treatment. Creating a routine that includes physical fitness is a great way to overcome addiction. We provide the facilities and the professionals to help every patient develop their own healthy lifestyle routines!
Even though it may be stressful to enter an inpatient program, we make the transition as easy as possible. For many patients, addiction has caused them to lose many of the healthy routines they once had. We want to help you not just get back on track but to do so in a healthy way! Through our proven addiction treatment program, our patients find success. Our patients discover that exercising during addiction treatment makes them feel better both mentally and physically.
Exercise and Serotonin?
Did you know that exercising releases serotonin? Serotonin is associated with happiness and exercise is a great way for your brain serotonin levels to increase. Serotonin can be more effective than even drugs that treat sadness or depression. We treat exercise really as a therapeutic tool because it helps our patients improve their overall mental health.
Exercise as an Outlet
The use of exercise can be an outlet for built up emotions and a way to process information. We all go to a certain happy place in our mind when we’re working out Many experts agree on the benefits of exercise as a therapeutic tool to work through mental issues.
During addiction treatment there are often uncomfortable feelings that are uncovered. Group therapy sessions bring up emotions and working out is a healthy way to relieve these feelings. Having a fitness center allows patients another way of channeling their feelings and aggressions.
Benefits of Exercise During Addiction Treatment
An important benefit of adding an exercise and fitness routine to an addiction treatment program is for increased physical activity. For some patients, treatment can cause them to feel unhappy with themselves. There are side effects associated with addiction treatment and many of the side effects can be helped with exercise. Working out is a great way to help your body rid itself of toxins.
By starting your recovery off with healthy exercise habits to fill your time and improve your self-esteem, a solid recovery is more likely. You will begin to feel better about yourself and continue on to success. Going the gym on a regular basis is a great habit to get into. After treatment, it is a healthy habit you can take with you as you begin your new, healthy lifestyle that will help you reestablish yourself into society.
Ready to start your journey to sobriety success? We also offer nutritional planning and counseling along with our exercise programs. All of our programs work together to give you a great chance at long term success!