Beginning to integrate movement into your life to focus on your physical health, along with mental health, can be valuable as you begin treatment for substance use and mental illness.
At Avalon Malibu, we take a holistic approach to healing and incorporate physical fitness programs into recovery plans to help you reach the goals you have for yourself. Exercise is an outlet that allows you to build strength in your physical body. This strength can facilitate healing in mental health and allow your spirit to follow.
The mind-body connection is essential when it comes to healing and long-term recovery, as you can not heal your mind if you neglect the health of your physical body.
The mind-body connection plays a significant role in healing from disease and mental illness. Moving your body in ways that feel good is a critical part of building strength and lowering stress. In turn, this can help to lower levels of distressing emotions that may be present along your healing journey, such as anxiety and depression.
You may find value in discovering new hobbies, habits, and pastimes that support your recovery rather than derail it. Filling your time with healthy practices like nature walks, yoga, rock climbing, swimming, or other movement activities brings connection and healing between all parts of yourself: mind, body, and spirit. Many hobbies can constructively fill your time and promote recovery.
Discovering Your Inner Strength
Through physical fitness and incorporating movement into your life in a way that makes sense and feels good for you, you are not only building your outer strength, but your inner strength as well.
Fitness can be a space that allows you to move your body in ways that perhaps you never thought you would be able to. You may find you can be more flexible, have more endurance, or find better balance through exercise. This can build confidence in yourself and empower your inner strength as you work on your outer strength.
Movement does not have to be mundane or something you feel you have to do. It should be something you look forward to practicing as it comes with mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual benefits that cultivate both your inner and outer strength.
Fitness is not only beneficial for your physical health, it is also essential for strengthening your mental health, inner strength, and confidence to move through recovery. At Avalon Malibu, we recognize how important fitness is to recovery. We value a holistic approach to therapy and incorporate physical fitness as part of many individuals’ treatment plans. Our team of professionals is here to support you as you continue to take strides in your healing. If you are ready to begin your journey, call Avalon Malibu today at (844) 857-5992.