Can Exercise Help Overcome Addiction?

Often, those with substance use disorders neglect the health and well-being of both their mind and body. At Lake Ave Recovery, we believe the recovery process is a time to heal and that exercise and physical activity, combined with traditional treatment methods, is an integral part of doing so. 

Exercise has numerous health benefits, both physical and psychological. In addition to helping manage weight and reducing the risk of heart disease and diabetes, physical activity can help improve your mental health and mood. It has been reported that exercise can relieve or reduce stress and anxiety through a surge in naturally occurring endorphins in the body also known as a “natural high”.

Physical exercise can help reduce cravings, promote better sleep, improve circulation as well as boost self-esteem. It can also fill a voice and provide a sense of structure and routine, something that many in recovery from substance use disorders are in search for.