The Benefits of Exercise for Addiction Recovery

This article was originally posted to our website August 27, 2019.
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Exercise is something we all know we should make time for, but we often overlook. Busy schedules, fear of failure, or downright distaste for physical activity can prevent us from getting the exercise our mind and body needs.

However, getting regular physical activity is especially important for those recovering from substance abuse disorders. Finding time to go to work out consistently can help to reduce the symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress. Exercising in a group, such as in a class at the gym, can also connect you to a community of people which prevents social isolation.

But don’t just take our word for it, check out the articles linked below about the benefits of exercise for addiction recovery and mental health:

How One Gym Uses Exercise to Fight Addiction

How Boxing Helped Relieve My Anxiety and Stress

The Personal Trainer Helping Addicts to Stay Sober

The 7 Best Workouts for Stress Relief

Our last post on the benefits of physical activity:

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2 thoughts on “The Benefits of Exercise for Addiction Recovery”

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