Fitness Rehab

At Serenity Springs Recovery Center, we know ensuring recovering addicts are healthy is just as crucial as addiction recovery itself. A healthy mind and body are better able to cope with the stresses of getting and staying sober versus one that’s malnourished or in chronic pain.

Today, we’ll discuss how physical wellness is vital to recovery and how Serenity Springs Recovery Center incorporated a holistic approach to life after drugs with a nutrition and fitness program.

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Why Are Fitness and Exercise Important in Rehab?

Addiction takes place on both a physical and a mental level. Addiction to drugs or alcohol rewires your brain to associate a “high” with being rewarded. Exercising can help prompt the brain to rewire after addiction to find joy or feel rewarded with things other than the abused substance.

Improve Brain Function

The Harvard Health letter reports several studies have found evidence that as little as half an hour of exercise a few days a week can improve brain function and even fight off depression symptoms. Exercises can be done the way you like best, from using a personal trainer at a dedicated fitness center to working with free weights at home. Even a short walk or hike can help.

Decrease Chronic Pain Symptoms

Additionally, gentle exercise done regularly could improve back, neck or knee pain. Since pain caused by injury or disease is one common reason for turning to drugs or alcohol, this could further improve your chances of a successful, lifelong recovery.

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Substance use disorder often begins in the mind. We provide daily services to help our guests restore proper cognitive thinking and processing skills. Our experienced clinicians foster healing through group therapy and individual therapy sessions using the latest advances in research in the mental health field.

The professionals at Serenity Springs realize that drinking and illicit drug use are often symptoms of mental health disorders and rarely the root cause. The goal is to have guests leave the program with mental clarity and an understanding of their situation.

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Drug and alcohol abuse can destroy the body. Serenity Springs’ treatment options help the body heal through proper nutrition, exercise, and supplementation. You’ll be able to begin healing physically on day one of treatment.

Our delicious meals are prepared by a professional chef. Additionally, guests at our Florida rehab center have access to healthy snacks 24 hours a day. Our mission is to have guests leave Serenity Springs with their bodies feeling completely rejuvenated.

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Our treatment program is one of the best male rehabilitation centers in Florida—we go beyond the physical and mental to focus on the core of alcohol addiction: healing broken spirits. Beginning with daily meditation, guests work individually and in support groups every day to develop self-discipline and change their perspective on life.

Guests work through a 12-step program with experienced staff members who have recovered from addiction by going through the same process. With the framework to produce an influential spiritual experience, guests leave our substance abuse treatment program with newfound freedom and happiness they never thought possible.

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Proper Nutrition Is Also Crucial

Fitness goes beyond physical exercises. Proper nutrition is also crucial in supporting whole-body wellness. There are several reasons for this, but the most important one is that the right nutrients support better physical health. This is especially true during recovery.

Another reason proper nutrition is crucial is that many addicts don’t eat correctly or hydrate as they should during the peaks of drug or alcohol addiction. Over time, this can cause imbalances and even diseases that place a physical strain on the body.

Although a healthy diet and proper hydration can’t reverse certain problems, they can help support the body and mind, lowering the risk that any issues will worsen.

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Other Strategies for Better Overall Health

Most addiction centers supplement exercises and eating well with other programs that help support wellness. Examples of other treatments we offer include:

  • Yoga: Increasing physical fitness while finding balance and peace.
  • Acupuncture: Since stress can trigger addiction, acupuncture may help restore mental strength by using key pressure points throughout the body.
  • Chiropractic care: If chronic pain is the source of your addiction, chiropractic care can help manage your symptoms so it’s easier to stay sober.
  • Nutritional counseling: Learning to take care of your body with different foods and supplements is crucial to long-term success.

Talk therapy: This may take place in an individual or group setting, with some people doing best with receiving both.

Start Your Recovery Journey With Fitness Rehab Today

Start your addiction recovery journey on the right foot by taking care of your fitness and nutrition needs at Serenity Springs Recovery. Call us at (386) 423-4540 or fill out our online contact form to learn more about how our programs can help you today.