Incorporating Fitness into Your Early Recovery

June 27, 2016 - - 0 CommentsIncorporating Fitness into Your Early Recovery

While addicted to alcohol or drugs, you may not have taken care of your body with daily exercise. Fortunately, your counselors understand the importance of incorporating physical fitness into your early recovery, and they will provide time in your schedule for a workout. There is a good chance that the rehabilitation facility where you go for treatment will offer a gym membership or have an exercise room that has stationary bicycles, treadmills and free weights.

Participate in Group Sports

As you progress in your recovery, you will feel more energized and will want to socialize with other individuals at a rehabilitation facility. Counselors can arrange for a group to enjoy sporting activities such as basketball, bowling or hiking outside. All of these activities can help you to feel better physically, mentally and emotionally. It is a good idea to participate in these group events as much as possible to improve your overall well-being.

Schedule Short Workouts

During your stay at a rehab, your counselors will schedule 12-step meetings and counseling sessions several times a day. You may need to read literature provided by your counselors or watch DVDs about overcoming addiction, leaving little time for exercise. However, it is essential to find 20 to 45 minutes at least three times a week to have a workout alone or with a group of other residents.

Have a Workout Buddy

A good physical workout releases chemicals into your body that will help you to feel better. If you suffer from intense mental or physical cravings for a drug or alcohol, then engaging in exercise can help to reduce or eliminate these feelings. While you are in a rehabilitation facility, you might want to find a workout buddy to have fun competition with to see who can develop the strongest muscles.

Contact Us to Begin Rehabilitation

By turning to exercise for comfort rather than alcohol or drugs, you are making a healthier choice that will offer great benefits for a lifetime. An important aspect of your recovery from addiction is learning to schedule your day, and adding an exercise routine to your lifestyle can help you avoid the pitfalls of a relapse. Contact us today to find a treatment center that has amenities such as workout rooms, personal trainers and exercise equipment or a gym membership.

Know someone who needs help with their addiction?  Call us today:  877-264-9942

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