Movement & Exercise

For those who remain stuck in unhealthy and maladaptive patterns, also tend to neglect important components of health including taking care of the physical aspects. Because drugs, alcohol, or other maladaptive coping mechanisms are used as a way to escape from problems and symptoms of underlying issues, it’s important to begin to enhance the psychological and physical components with movement – contributing to the mind-body connection. 

Get moving in a way that suits you and your lifestyle. Some people just don’t have the time to hit the gym for hours every day, and that’s fine. Instead, let’s focus on creating a daily ritual you actually look forward to and find something you love.

No matter what you do, the benefits of movement and exercise in recovery and coaching are crucial to decreasing stress and restoring you back to full health. Some benefits include:

Exercise Provides A Boost in Mental Health

Movement and exercise not only contributes to physical stability, it helps support mental health and wellness. According to numerous studies, exercise improves mental health by reducing anxiety, depression, and improves self-esteem and cognitive function. In addition, exercise releases endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine, which helps contribute to an improved mood. Exercise also helps combat low self-esteem social withdrawal.

Exercise Helps Create Structure

Obtaining goals, long-term recovery, and creating attainable change requires focus and structure. Exercise and movement helps you stay busy, create more energy, and helps you stay more alert. When we’re feeling more productive and alter, we’re better able to reach our goals.

Exercise Helps You Meet Nutritional Needs

Learning new skills in one area of our lives, it tends to help out in others. Exercise triggers diet, which is why those who exercise regularly in recovery tend to eat better. This not only helps restore nutritional depletion from those who have been suffering from addiction, but also helps boost self-confidence and self-esteem.

Exercise Helps Influence Social Change

It can be difficult to meet others who have a similar understanding of the issues you’re going through. As humans, we’re social creatures and need human interaction to feel complete – especially in recovery. Another benefit to exercise is that friends, family, and others in recovery can join, help us stay motivated, and encourage us to continue on our path and accomplish our goals.

We’ll work directly with you to uncover an activity or method of movement that not only suits your lifestyle but invigorates you and even impacts your productivity in other parts of your life. After all, when you have more energy and a lifted spirit, you can tackle anything.

Get Moving at alteredSTATE™

At alteredSTATE, we believe that recovery is more than just putting down the drink or the drug. For years, we struggled to find a solution to our own addictions, and have worked to develop a program from personal experience that has helped hundreds of individuals get their lives back together, accomplish goals, and become physically and mentally fit. Our personalized recovery coaching programs last anywhere from 90 days to one year and are customizable to your specific needs. We know that addiction recovery isn’t a one-size fits all approach. Recovery requires incremental change, day by day, and we’re here to guide you every step of the way.

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