Oasis Recovery Communities Runcorn offer a fitness programme for those that are able to and wish to reap its benefits. We adapt our fitness programme for each individual, to take into account their physical health and mobility. Mild to moderate exercise has proven to be very beneficial to those that suffer from addiction and also in treating mental health illnesses such as depression, anxiety and PTSD. Some of the therapies we offer also include gentle exercise; to enhance and focus the purpose of the therapy being delivered. By admitting to Oasis Recovery Communities Runcorn, you can benefit from the following therapies that include an element of mobility and fitness, thus improving your overall mental health, physical strength and stamina:
The benefits of exercise in treating addiction and mood disorders
Most individuals that admit to our rehab clinic present in very poor condition mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. As a rehabilitation clinic for addiction and its common co-occurring illnesses, we treat all elements of the individuals being with a person-centred approach to our treatment. Exercise and fitness are proven to be highly effective in the treatment of addiction. For those with weight loss related eating disorders, exercise is monitored very carefully to ensure they are not fixating on their illness.
During active addiction, the most exercise individuals get is walking to the local off-licence or to their dealers. They lead a chaotic and undisciplined lifestyle. Exercise and fitness produces a natural high, improves strength and stamina, shifts focus positively, enhances sleep patterns and appetite, increases self-esteem, confidence and motivation and assists in repairing physical and cognitive damage. Oasis Recovery Communities Runcorn offer the following physical fitness activities that assist in the long-term recovery process from addiction:
Evidence proves that exercise and fitness assists in the recovery of mild to moderate depression. During physical activity and exercise the brain releases Serotonin and Endorphins. Both of these naturally occurring chemicals boost mood and help to relieve depressive symptoms such as insomnia, low mood, tearfulness, negative thought patterns, anxiety, poor appetite, poor concentration and low energy levels.
Exercise and fitness positively assist the brain in recovering from depression and helps to promote feelings of calmness, motivation and overall wellbeing.
Oasis Recovery Communities Runcorn, offer the following therapies proven to be effective in the treatment of depressive illnesses:
Stress can have a profound effect on the body and mind, resulting in symptoms such as muscle tension, headaches, anxiety, insomnia, elevated heart rate, stomach cramps, chest tightness, increased urination and diarrhoea. The symptoms themselves can cause the individual to suffer further anxiety and stress. In order to break this pattern, exercise can help to relieve these symptoms and help to calm the individual’s mind and relax their body. During exercise, the brain releases endorphins – mother nature’s natural painkiller and Serotonin, a naturally occurring mood enhancer. This helps to relax and focus the body and the mind. Exercise that has proven to be beneficial in relieving stress symptoms, that we offer, include:
Exercise is a natural way of treating anxiety disorder that does not involve medication. Endorphins that are released by the brain during physical activity help to relieve symptoms of anxiety disorder and boost the individual’s overall mood and mental health. Serotonin helps to stabilize the individual’s mood swings and calm anxiety. Exercise distracts the individual from unhelpful and distressing thought patterns by bringing their focus to the physical activity they are engaging in. Physical fitness therapies that we offer, that have been proven to relieve anxiety include:
Evidence shows, that by focusing your attention on your body during exercise, that those that suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder are able to move out of the immobilization stress response that it as a debilitating symptom of PTSD. Instead of focusing on past events that have happened, the focus is brought to the “here and now” and the sensations that the body is experiencing during exercising. This reduces anxiety associated with PTSD and relieves symptoms of depression by lifting the individual’s mood.
Fitness and exercise that has been proven to be particularly beneficial in treating the symptoms of PTSD, that we offer, include:
For more information on our fitness programme and how it can assist your individual recovery, please call us or chat to us live!