In addition, the area is rich in hiking opportunities. Hikes are posted and announced on the daily schedule. We believe that nature and fitness can be an especially healing combination, which is why we focus a lot of our attention on introducing guests to healthy outdoor activities.
An article published by Harvard Health explores the relationship between fitness and addiction recovery in depth. The article reads: “A small study in humans investigated an exercise program offered to 38 men and women who misused a variety of substances, including opioids, cannabis, amphetamines, and cocaine. Participants agreed to take part in group exercise three times a week for two to six months. Twenty people completed the intervention. When reassessed a year later, five reported abstinence and 10 reported that they had decreased their substance use.”
Numerous other studies point towards the fact that fitness does have a positive impact on long-term sobriety. In addition to improving physical health and speeding along the healing process, fitness has the following benefits for men and women in recovery:
Benefits of Fitness & Nutrition:
- Many physical activities help foster a sense of community.
- It has been repeatedly proven that exercising regularly helps alleviate the symptoms associated with some psychological disorders, including anxiety and depression.
- Exercise is a great (and effective) method of stress reduction. Regular exercise helps stimulate the production of norepinephrine, a neurohormone that helps regulate mood and improve cognitive function.
- People who exercise on a daily or near-daily basis tend to sleep better than those who do not. Regular exercise can be a great cure for insomnia, a common symptom of post-acute drug and alcohol withdrawal.
- Completing daily work-outs help guests build self-confidence and bolster a budding sense of self-esteem.