When dealing with a substance abuse issue, few people think about getting in shape. It’s only after recovery that many begin working out again. Even so, exercise therapy is an essential part of recovery, here’s why.
What is Exercise Therapy?
Exercise therapy is a type of fitness routine geared toward a specific set of goals. With traditional fitness therapy, a primary concern is often health benefits or weight loss. Exercise therapy for addiction recovery, on the other hand, is generally aimed at reducing stress and alleviating depression.
This type of therapy can involve everything from yoga classes to outdoor recreation. Anyone can participate regardless of their age or fitness level. So you are never too old or out of shape to enjoy the benefits. You’ll never face any pressure to meet fitness goals or “keep up.” You can go at your own pace, and will soon discover that you are capable of more than you had imagined.
Why Choose Exercise Therapy for Addiction Recovery?
Studies show that regular exercise increases the levels of dopamine and serotonin in your brain. As such, you’ll notice less depression, a better mood, and more restful sleep. These things will serve you well as you travel your road to recovery.
Regular physical activity promotes self-discipline, which will help you say no to temptation. It also increases self-confidence. As a result, you won’t have to hold onto old destructive relationships and will feel more like developing positive new ones.
Working out helps our clients better socialize with one another. As a result, individuals find it easier to make friends who can help them get through the recovery process.
Exercising can help you undo some of the health effects of your substance abuse. For example, it can help stabilize your blood pressure, and may even encourage you to eat better. For many, it’s the first step toward a newer, healthier lifestyle.
Programs at Crestview Recovery
It takes more than just physical activity to help a person get sober. In addition to exercise therapy for addiction recovery, we offer several other programs, including:
One reason for our success is our reality-based approach to therapy. With reality therapy, you learn to interact with everyday situations as normally as possible. Of course, you have assistance from our staff, so you never feel alone. Contact us to learn more about how our programs can help you.
We also offer gender-segregated living. Research shows that men and women both respond more positively to treatment when surrounded by their own gender. Separating male and female clients allows us to provide the best possible care for each sex.
Choose Crestview for Exercise Therapy and More
Do you or a loved one struggle with drug or alcohol addiction? If so, it may feel as though that addiction controls you, but it doesn’t have to. With the right treatment program, it is possible to live a clean, sober life again. Contact our team at 8663272505 to get started on your brand new life.