What are the Benefits of Exercise in Addiction Recovery?

Whether you are in recovery or not, physical activity and exercise offer various benefits. And, there are several reasons why it is an important element for those in addiction recovery:

  • Increases the rate of abstinence;
  • Eases withdrawal symptoms;
  • Adds structure to the day;
  • Replace triggers;
  • Help you think more clearly;
  • Elevate mood;
  • Increase energy;
  • Better quality and quantity of sleep;
  • Stronger immune system;
  • Boost self-esteem and self-control;
  • Curb or distraction from cravings;
  • Stress reduction;
  • Better overall well-being;
  • Aids in relieving anxiety and depression;
  • Aids in preventing relapse; and
  • Help turn negative emotions into positive results.

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