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Physical Wellness

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Our clients participate in fitness instruction up to five times weekly during inpatient treatment at our luxury drug rehab center. By the time they are ready to leave our program, they will have experienced the positive benefits of fitness in their daily lives. Additionally, our staff works with each client to continue to include regular exercise into their lives as part of their discharge and continuing care plan. Contact The Arbor at 844.413.2690 to learn more about our physical wellness programs.

woman stretches as she prepares for exerciseOur clients participate in fitness instruction up to five times weekly during inpatient treatment at our luxury drug rehab center. By the time they are ready to leave our program, they will have experienced the positive benefits of fitness in their daily lives. Additionally, our staff works with each client to continue to include regular exercise into their lives as part of their discharge and continuing care plan. Contact The Arbor at 844.413.2690 to learn more about our physical wellness programs.

Fitness at The Arbor

In addition to swimming pools at each of our men’s and women’s houses, there are a variety of fitness options available to residents. Guests at The Arbor enjoy instructor-led fitness classes 3 times a week for weight training and 2 times per week for yoga. Available recreational activities include: basketball, volleyball, as well as runs or walks on our 67 acre, Texas Hill Country ranch.
Our extended care programs are proud to offer gym memberships. CrossFit has become a wildly popular exercise regime, thanks to its relatively fast results. Every workout builds muscle and stamina and improves endurance as well as overall fitness levels. One of the hallmarks of Crossfit training is how efficiently it builds muscle.

Benefits of Exercise for Recovery

It’s not uncommon for people to neglect aspects of their life. Physical health is one of the more common areas subjected to neglect. Exercise is part of our plan to restore clients to good health. Addiction also interferes with the mind-body connection that leads to wellness. This is why regular exercise is an important part of the recovery process. There are four primary benefits to regular exercise during addiction treatment:

  1. Exercise relieves stress. Exercise has been proven to release both tension and psychological stress. Moving your body releases any negative emotions the individual is feeling. Focused exercise engages both physical and mental energy that might otherwise escape in an unhealthy manner.
  2. Exercise creates endorphins. When you exercise, the brain releases endorphins that naturally and positively alter your brain chemistry and release a natural high. Endorphins are also released when someone abuses drugs. However, drugs interfere with a person’s ability to feel pleasure, satisfaction, and happiness. In contrast, the natural endorphins produced by exercise improve your body’s ability to regulate your brain chemistry and moods.
  3. Exercise is meditation in motion. The Mayo Clinic has described exercise as “meditation in motion.” When an individual is concentrating on the physical activity at hand, they also experience the psychological and emotional benefits of meditation.
  4. Exercise makes one feel better about themselves. People who regularly exercise report lower rates of anxiety and depression as well as increased feelings of self-confidence and optimism. Also, achieving the goals set as part of a fitness plan brings about the pride of accomplishment and reinforces the belief that continuous sobriety is possible.

Nutritious Food Heals

It is not uncommon for the addict to neglect important facets of life including proper nutrition.

  • Some drugs block the absorption of nutrients even when good foods are eaten.
  • Malnutrition causes the person to have low mental and physical energy levels.
  • Addiction weakens the immune system, leaving the person at risk of frequent illness.
  • Alcohol damages the liver, the skin and other organs.
  • Poor diet can leave the individual over- or underweight, both of which can harm self-esteem.
  • If you don’t look good, you don’t feel good.

Staying Active Boosts Recovery

One may ask, “how does an exercise program benefit the recovery process?” Research has shown that a regular fitness program doesn’t just benefit the body; it also paves the way for a healthier mind. Mental health, cognitive function, and even mood are all improved by incorporating an exercise routine. Long-term sobriety is supported when the individual has both a healthy mind and a healthy body. Contact The Arbor in Georgetown, Texas at 844.413.2690 to check inpatient rehab availability.