This article was originally posted to our website August 27, 2019.
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.
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