Fitness and mental health go hand-in-hand with creating an effective treatment program that improves many aspects of people’s lives. In fact, it can improve their mobility, give them more energy, and greatly reduce any negative thoughts and behaviors that worsen their mental health. Mental health treatment programs are essential for men and women looking to stop letting their depression or anxiety symptoms disrupt their work and personal lives.
At Crestview Recovery, we understand the value of physical fitness and mental health and offer several physical activities as part of our treatment programs. Our behavioral therapists work with men and women 18 and over to create a custom treatment program that addresses their specific needs and recovery goals. To learn more about our mental health treatment programs, fill out our online form or call 866.262.0531 today to speak with our compassionate staff.
What is the Connection Between Fitness and Mental Health?
The recent COVID-19 pandemic caused many gyms to close down and left people sitting at home with nothing to do. As their physical health declined, so did their mental health as they lost their healthy outlet to reduce stress, burn off pent-up energy, and many other mental health benefits that exercise gives you.
Exercise releases endorphins that make you feel happy. If you go from working out five days a week to zero, it will negatively impact your mental health unless you find another activity to release more endorphins. The exercises that release the most endorphins include:
At Crestview Recovery, we work on improving the physical and mental health of men and women who need support with their depression or PTSD symptoms. Our treatment programs include behavioral and holistic therapies that include physical fitness for a well-rounded recovery experience.
Benefits of Physical Fitness and Mental Health
A physical fitness routine is very beneficial for your physical and mental health. Men and women who exercise regularly are less likely to turn to drugs and alcohol to make them feel better.
Here are the benefits of fitness and mental health that you will experience during your mental health treatment program:
Improves mental clarity
Physical exercise increases blood flow throughout your body and into your brain. The same endorphins that make you feel happy are also responsible for mental clarity, and exercise is a natural way to improve your concentration.
Reduces many mental health symptoms
A fitness program reduces symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and ADHD. Plus, it can reduce stress levels, which can negatively impact your health.
Improves sleeping patterns
Sleep is important for your physical and mental health as your body heals and repairs itself during deep sleep. Work out every day for at least 20–30 minutes to reach deep sleep faster.
Exercise is an excellent way to boost your self-esteem. You build up your strength and burn off any excess weight. As a result, you’ll have more energy to do the things you enjoy doing. All of these activities are vital for a healthy outlook on life.
Increases energy levels
A cardio workout such as running, hiking, and swimming will get your heart pumping and improve your cardiovascular health. This will also help improve your sleeping habits and joint mobility.
Crestview Recovery: Your Best Resource for Mental Health Treatment Programs in Portland
At Crestview Recovery, we give men and women 18 and over a real chance at reducing their symptoms of depression, anxiety, or other mental health disorders. Clients will work closely with therapists and their peers to develop and practice coping skills to lead happy and healthy lives. We offer a full range of therapies to benefit our clients, including:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Holistic therapy
- Trauma therapy
- Family therapy
- Group and individual therapy
Our holistic therapy includes several exercise programs to improve your physical fitness and mental health. If you or a loved one is struggling with an anxiety disorder or depression, call 866.262.0531 today to see how we can benefit your mental health recovery.
Since 2016, Dr. Merle Williamson, a graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University, has been the Medical Director at Crestview Recovery, bringing a rich background in addiction medicine from his time at Hazelden Treatment Center. He oversees outpatient drug and alcohol treatments, providing medical care, setting policies, detox protocols, and quality assurance measures. Before specializing in addiction medicine, he spent 25 years in anesthesiology, serving as Chair of Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Chief of Anesthesia at Kaiser Permanente. This experience gives him a unique perspective on treating prescription drug addiction.