When people become addicted to drugs, they often neglect their health. That’s a given. It’s for these reasons that so many drug rehabs in South Florida incorporate health and fitness activities into their overall recovery programs. While short-term detoxes may be more concerned with just the basics, such as helping addicts cope with withdrawal symptoms, longer-term drug rehabs are now switching their focus to the overall health of the person.
During drug addiction, some clients completely neglected their health. They may have been malnourished, or overweight, or completely negligent of a physical condition that needed attention from a medical doctor. Longer-term drug rehabs want to help an addict rebuild their life in every way, and one of the first things that a recovering addict might care about is fitness and lifestyle changes. These often neglected facets of life that were a bother during addiction suddenly become very uplifting and important in recovery. That’s what recovery is all about: change.
How Rehabs Help with Fitness
Drug rehabs today have elaborate programs for recovery, and those programs are based on science. Lifestyle changes such as eating a healthier diet, gaining or losing weight, and getting good physical exercise are all part of many recovery plans. It’s up to the patient as to how many lifestyle changes they want to make. For example, some addicts choose to stop smoking as well while they’re getting better. Others will keep smoking but determine to get more physical exercise.
Spiritual fitness is a big part of recovery for some people in recovery. They may want to read more uplifting books, switch off the television or Internet when there’s something negative on there, or take up a healthy habit like meditation. Each of these lifestyle changes is going to make a big overall impact on the recovering person’s life. After all, sobriety isn’t just about not using drugs. It’s about adding things to life that make it better after the drugs aren’t a part of it anymore. Addicts can make lifestyle changes like:
- Eating healthier
- Reading more
- Meeting new people who are positive peers
- Start a new hobby
Each one of these things will increase the overall fitness of the recovering person and enhance their lives in a positive way. If you’re ready to make your life better, we can help. Call now at 800-411-8019.