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Staying Healthy While You’re in Treatment Rehab

Posted: January 21, 2015 by in Hope Recovery Addiction Center

Most likely when you enter rehab you’re probably not feeling very healthy because of drug and alcohol abuse and the damage that the disease does to your health. If you have been using drugs or alcohol for many years, your health may even be in state of emergency.

For most people entering treatment rehabilitation recovery for substance abuse, addiction can be very hard and this is especially true if you have used drug and alcohol for a long time. Upon entering treatment, you may wonder even worry about what you are going to do with your free time now that alcohol and drugs are not your focus in life. For this reason, you will benefit from physical fitness and exercise schedules.

There are many benefits of exercise in recovery. When you first enter recovery rehab, you may feel very out of shape or you may be in poor health. Your health is an important part of the puzzle when it comes to recovery, and without it you cannot succeed.  That is why you need to work with your treatment center staffs to develop a personalized plan to improve your physical and mental health.

Increasing your physical activities can have a striking effect by decreasing your stress levels and increasing your energy levels. There are many physical treatments available in recovery, including yoga therapy. Yoga therapy can promote relaxation and can give you a great outlet to work off some of your stress.

Exercise also encourages someone to become more interested in new and healthy activities. Exercising helps mentally as well by producing endorphins which are responsible for making an individual feel euphoric and happy, which also provides a natural pain reliever.

Many people gain their sense of peace while they’re outdoors in the sunshine and fresh air. During treatment there will be times that you may feel unable to concentrate or feel that you need a moment for yourself. This is the perfect time for you to take a short walk to clear your mind. Taking a minute to assess your own thoughts can work wonders for your concentration and sense of calmness. Other treatment centers offer meditation classes and acupuncture therapy to help patients relax.

Before leaving recovery treatment rehabilitation recovery, your therapist or counselors will create an aftercare plan for you to help you understand what to do when you are faced with problems at home. Sometimes you’ll feel uncertain and stressed which is completely normal, but you should be aware that after treatment these feelings lead many recovered addicts to relapse. One way to avoid this is to have a solid aftercare plan that also contains exercise programs and activities that will teach you to release nervousness and stress in a healthier way.

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