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The Importance of Exercise in Recovery
Exercise can be a really useful tool for those recovering from addiction, and the physical and mental health problems it causes. Some of the clients who come for treatment with us are comfortable exercising and have perhaps got out of the habit, and others have never been fond of it and are sometimes quite reluctant. In either case, at His and Her House, we strive to engage in exercise activities with compassion and appropriate levels of intensity.
A Natural High
Exercise causes natural highs that can replace the dangerous artificial ones you have been used to experiencing. It releases powerful endorphins, which improve mood and fatigue.
Focusing on a Goal
Those who are deeply addicted have lived a life where their only aim is to find their next fix. During recovery, it’s quite common for clients to feel they lack purpose and motivation, now that their one diversion has gone. Exercise is a great replacement for this.
Helps with Sleep
Addiction can disrupt sleep quite dramatically, as can the mental worries associated with recovery. Exercise helps to restore your body to a more natural rhythm and helps you to sleep soundly. When well rested, the mind is more agile and the body recovers quicker.
To reach a physical goal and then surpass it gives someone a remarkable confidence boost. Physical exercise is all about pushing your body past the point you thought it could reach, which can provide someone with a great feeling of achievement.