In addiction recovery, your body, mind, and spirit all have major healing to do. And while you shouldn’t rush into any marathons, starting some kind of fitness routine can help keep your sobriety on track and promote healing both inside and out. Best of all, there are endless options no matter your athleticism or interests that all have amazing benefits. At Midwest Center at Youngstown, our fitness programs for addiction recovery can help you become your healthiest self.
How Exercise Aids Recovery
Having a healthy outlet for relieving your stress isn’t just a good idea in addiction recovery; it’s crucial. Exercise is one of the healthiest, most rewarding forms of stress relief you can get. You’ll get a mood-lifting boost of endorphins that can almost immediately take the edge off.
Exercise relaxes you. It works the mind-body connection to burn off the frustrated energy you’re constantly building up while in recovery and gives you something healthy to focus on.
You won’t be able to instantly get to the root of your addiction or find the right words to make things right with your loved ones, but you can start exercising and eating healthier. It’s important to have tangible goals that can remind you of how strong you truly are and give you the confidence to power on.
Research has shown that working out may also help reduce addiction-related withdrawal symptoms and lessen cravings. That’s probably in large part because the endorphins released during exercise are the same ones that were triggered by your drug of choice — it’s the same kind of boost, but in a healthy form. Exercise can be your outlet when you’re feeling tempted to use, and though you might not always look forward to it at first, by the end you’ll truly feel better.
The truth is exercise is good for you whether you’re in the midst of attaining lasting sobriety or not, but implementing it into your recovery can make a meaningful difference.
Our Fitness Program for Addiction Recovery
At Midwest Center at Youngstown we have a fully-equipped fitness center ready for our patients, and we build in time to exercise into all treatment plans. Some of what you’ll find in our gym includes:
- Various resistance and weight training equipment
- Spin bikes
- A yoga room
During your stay with us, we will help you develop healthy workout routines and goals to establish a healthy balance of body, mind, and spirit. As you progress through our treatment programs and begin to make the transition back to everyday life, having a fitness routine can help you relieve stress. Whether you exercise regularly or aren’t sure where to start, our team members can help you find a routine that works for you. Fitness is part of our holistic approach to recovery and can make a difference in relapse prevention and helping you become your strongest self.
Reach Out to Midwest Center at Youngstown Today
Connect with our team to learn more about how Midwest Center at Youngstown can help you heal. From our evidence-based approach to treatment to our full continuum of care, everything we do is designed to promote lasting, sustainable recovery.
Develop new healthy habits. Become your strongest self. At Midwest Center at Youngstown, you’ll find a community ready to cheer you on every step of the way. We know it takes courage to admit that you need help for substance use issues, and we’re ready to help you take the first steps on the road to recovery. Contact our team online today or reach out to us at 844.544.0502 to get started.