People from all walks of life experience addiction. Yet, no one experiences addiction in the same way. Your journey is unique to you, and so is healing. For many people exercise therapy helps end negative patterns and introduce new positive ones for healthier recovery and a great physical fitness program.

Addiction Treatment Using Physical Exercise

Instructor helping client stretch during exercise therapy at Kemah Palms physical fitness program

Addiction treatment options today look nothing like that of decades past. In fact, you spend less time in folding metal chairs in rehab classrooms today, than you do in pursuing other activities. Researchers have learned how healthy activities actually help you recover from addiction, just as they help you build a better life.

This is why some accredited rehab treatment programs provide a broad range of art, music, physical fitness, yoga, and meditation therapy. Fitness in your body and mind equals fitness in other areas of your life and a lower risk of going back to your abused substances.

Sure, you still need individual therapy sessions with your talk therapist. You also need group therapy in those metal chairs or other indoor settings. But today's rehab experience gets you outside, into the fresh air so you can build greater health for years to come.

Can Exercise Therapy Help Your Addiction Recovery?

One thing physical fitness program enthusiasts have long known is that working out regularly gives you increased energy, stamina, and mental balance. Workouts relieve stress and produce a natural high of endorphins and other pleasure chemicals. These natural chemicals easily help you get through drug cravings and the desire to escape from life problems. Overall, a physical fitness program makes you a happier, healthier person.

Of course, one of the natural benefits of rehab with a physical fitness program is that of looking your best when rehab completes. You go home to loved ones and friends who marvel at your positive changes. It also makes you feel ready for new challenges and to enjoy the new skills that help you socialize with other healthy people.

You do not need to become a "gym rat" as part of your rehab or recovery experience. But once you start working out, you discover all of the doors this type of exercise therapy presents. Fitness therapy makes you feel, look, focus, work and enjoy your life better.

Exercise Therapy Offers Individualized Treatment

Studies prove that exercise or other physical activities help your brain return to pre-addiction chemical balance. Your brain also actually starts producing dopamine at normal levels, meaning you feel natural pleasure more easily. This enables you to end your depression and relieve drug cravings.

Exercise therapy, just like rehab itself, is not a one-size-fits-all approach. You can find your own "best fit" through a range of methods and practices offered by a quality rehab program.

Exercise therapy often includes:

  • Outdoor recreation
  • Team sports
  • Yoga therapy or Pilates
  • Gym workouts
  • Running, walking or hiking
  • Dancing or aerobics
  • Strength training

A wide range of healthy activities exists for people seeking a natural high through exercise.

Where to Find a Physical Fitness Program in Private Rehab

Kemah Palms Recovery® is a private rehab center in Galveston Texas. At Kemah Palms Recovery®, exercise makes up only one facet of a varied therapy program. Your treatment at Kemah Palms Recovery® includes:

  • Medical detox program and residential rehab
  • Outpatient rehab program
  • CBT, DBT, MET and EMDR therapies
  • Acupuncture therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Neurofeedback therapy

Through all of these therapies, you find your best fits for lasting recovery. You also enjoy rehab more, as you learn new skills, activities, and ways of taking better care of yourself. By the time you leave Kemah Palms Recovery® for home, you also have confidence in your physical capabilities and socialization with other health-focused people.

Learn more about Kemah Palms Recovery®'s exercise therapy and addiction treatment modalities. Call 713-568-1210 for immediate support and guidance in making your rehab decisions. Soon, you can see yourself as an active, healthy and drug-free person.