Recovering from addiction is an immense challenge for people who struggle with substance abuse. However, using a therapeutic approach that incorporates fitness and recreational therapy has been proven to increase the chances of success.
What Is Fitness and Recreational Therapy?
Exercise has been found to have many surprising benefits, including improving the immune system, aiding with good sleep, and reducing chronic disease. There are many surprising mental benefits to exercise as well, including:
- Lowering depression
- Decreasing anxiety
- Improving the self-image
- Helping people feel more in tune with their body
In addition, playing games, from competitive sports to board games, has been proven to improve one’s mood and sharpen reasoning skills. When recreational activities are incorporated into a therapeutic program and led by trained professionals, it is called fitness and recreational therapy.
The Just Believe rehab facility includes extensive exercise and recreational facilities, including:
- A basketball court
- A fitness center with cardio and weight machines
- Ping pong and foosball tables
- Board games