men at gym doing a work out in recovery

Why Should I Work Out in Recovery?

Addiction recovery is not easy for people who experience it, nor is it easy for family members and loved ones watching them go through the challenges. One of the ways to keep the mind and body on track in recovery is to work out and exercise. In many ways, fitness can help maximize health benefits.…

people doing push-ups for exercise and resistance to cocaine

Resistance to Cocaine and the Positive Link to Exercise

Exercise can help people avoid the temptation of cocaine. When you move your body every day, you  can decrease a desire for using drugs. Feeling and looking good are helpful ways to support better habit of exercise as resistance against drugs and alcohol. Relapse Risk Stress may be one of the biggest factors that is…

Can Exercise Help With the Recovery Process?

Just like with any illness or disease, the best way to treat addiction is through the combination of a number of different approaches. Research shows that exercise is one of the very best natural approaches to treating recovery there is. When it is combined with a powerful recovery program, support groups, and a can-do attitude,…

Make the Most of Your Exercise Routine

Exercise is a great way to challenge the body, mind, and soul by pushing personal boundaries to increase wellness. Endorphins are released during exercise which help to combat substance abuse and decrease the risk of relapse. If you are someone who loves exercise, you will want to pay attention to these tips for making the…

What Do I Need To Prepare For Hiking In The Summertime?

  Hiking is a great exercise for recovery. Spending time exercising in nature is proven to improve feelings of self-worth, self-esteem, body image, wellness, and actual health. Summertime is a great time to take advantage of hiking and a great way to bond with recovery peers. Part of learning to live sober is being prepared…

Running Is A Great Discipline For Exercise In Recovery From Addiction

  In addiction, the brain is impaired in its ability to feel happiness. Drugs and alcohol stimulate extremely high productions of dopamine, which creates the euphoric sensations of being intoxicated. The more drugs and alcohol are abused, the more the brain relies on those chemical substances to produce those feelings of happiness. When a tolerance…