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How to Stay Physically Active in Residential Rehab

Two Physically Active Rehab Residents High Fiveing While Stretching

When you use alcohol or drugs in excess, both your mind and body are impacted. In fact, studies show substance abuse can alter you brain chemistry as it struggles to maintain balance. Addiction can also lead to a weakened immune system, which increases the risk of illness and infection. 

Many people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol also fall victim to poor nutrition and a lack of physical activity, which can lead to a number of negative health consequences like high blood pressure, obesity and tooth decay. Fitness, nutrition and overall holistic approach to recovery can help you overcome addition and heal these negative effects. The skilled team at Alpine Recovery Lodge incorporates regular physical activities into all of our rehabilitation programs. We believe regular exercise strengthens and detoxifies the mind, which in turn fosters a more disciplined and productive lifestyle. 

Staying physically active in residential rehab

While we understand some residents may not be able to begin their customized exercise program right away, physical activity is an integral part of recovery at Alpine Recovery Lodge and includes the following activities and more:

  • Walking, jogging or running
  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Weight lifting
  • Yoga

Benefits of staying physically active in rehab and beyond


Not only is it important to repair the psychological damage of substance abuse, it’s equally important to restore the mind-body connection. Active residential rehab serves many purposes, but the primary benefits include:

  • Providing structure to your day
  • Reducing boredom
  • Relieving and reduces stress
  • Providing a generally positive feeling
  • Heals your body and your brain
  • Naturally and positively alters your brain chemistry
  • Increases energy levels
  • Improves sleep
  • Improves your mood
  • Helps prevent relapse

If you’d like to learn more about how to stay active in residential rehab, call Alpine Recovery Lodge at 877-415-4060. We’ll customize an exercise program that meets your unique needs.