If you go to our site, on the page where we describe our residential treatment center, you’ll find that we offer “a focus on physical health and wellness, including a yoga program and fitness equipment.” We’ve been asked: “why the emphasis on physical fitness?” In a way, this makes sense: when someone comes to us, they’re dealing with an addiction. Wouldn’t it be more reasonable to jettison everything else and simply worry about their addiction? We’ve found, however, that focusing on physical fitness and health can help someone to not only get sober and stay that way but to become more healthy in general. In turn, that makes it easy to lead a sober life that’s enjoyable once they leave.
Exercise to Sleep Better
This is one of the most often overlooked benefits to exercising: it helps you sleep better. Sure, it might not feel that way after a difficult workout, but studies have consistently shown that proper exercise leads to better, higher quality sleep. This is important for all people, but perhaps especially for those dealing with an addiction. Not getting enough sleep, or getting low quality sleep, can make you feel fatigued. Being too fatigued, or being too fatigued for too long, can cause a person to be more likely to relapse. Better exercise leads to better sleep, which in turn leads to a better life.
Take Care of Your Physical Health, Take Care of Your Mental Health
Getting and staying in good physical shape can help your body in so many ways as you age. Sure, it will help you to do more and feel better physically, but there are also studies which show it can help you to feel better mentally, too. That means you’re less likely to be depressed, which can trigger a relapse. By helping you to find a physical activity that you like, you’ll be more likely to continue it even once you leave Carus. That way, you can continue to get the health benefits that come from consistent, sustained exercise.
A Residential Treatment Center to Change Your Life
Here at Carus Recovery, we not only have the fitness equipment, but we can help you to put together a fitness routine you enjoy that will help your life. We know that many of the people at our treatment facility aren’t used to working out. Our trained pros understand that, so they help you find physical activities that work for you but aren’t too much. Instead of potentially hurting yourself or doing too much too soon and burning yourself out, our pros can put together a plan that enriches your life. That way, you can stay healthy for a long time to come. Maybe you don’t like running. Perhaps you don’t like weights. Maybe yoga isn’t right for you. The point is that something is right for you, and we can help you to find it, to improve your life going forward. You can take that first step by messaging us or calling (888) 616-9075.