We all know that a regular exercise routine is extremely beneficial to the body and mind. Over the past twenty years the focus on physical fitness through exercise and a well maintained diet has increased dramatically. Almost all of us can say we have become more aware of how much time we spend working out and living a healthy lifestyle. Why should inpatient addiction treatment be any different? Not only does working out promote a positive attitude but it also physically detoxifies and strengthens the body.
Entering an inpatient program is something people often feel down about. Admitting you have a problem isn’t easy and getting over it is harder. A lot of time addicts have lost track of their health through their addiction. But, when exercise is incorporated into a well-balanced treatment plan the mind physically feels better. After working out serration levels in the brain dramatically rise. Serration is a naturally occurring chemical and linked to happiness and fulfillment in one’s everyday life. The use of exercise can be an outlet for built up emotions and a way to process information. We all go to a certain place in our mind when we’re working out which is why so many agree it can be used as a therapeutic tool to work through our issues. Sometimes things get heated and people get affected. Group therapy sessions bring up emotions and working out is a healthy way to get out these feelings. Having a fitness center allows patients another way of channeling their feelings and aggressions.
Another benefit of adding an exercise and fitness routine to an inpatient treatment facility is the increased physical activity a patient will get. Anyone in recovery knows certain clients in treatment c gain weight and ultimately feel unhealthy about themselves when coming off of drugs. One way to ensure a well-rounded recovery is to stay one step ahead of your disease and force yourself to work out. During a long work out our bodies push out toxins and other useless material our body caries around. By starting your recovery off with many hobbies to fill your time and improve your self-esteem a solid recovery is more likely to become because you will feel better about yourself. Going the gym is a natural part of society and is a good way of interacting with other clients and fellow gym goers.
Along with regular exercise, nutritional planning and counseling would also be available in order to start the right changes to stay sober. An extreme change is what keeps addiction at bay and changing the way we eat and use our bodies is directly related the emotions we feel.