Mindful Fitness

What Is Mindful Fitness?

To understand what mindful fitness is, it would be a good idea at this juncture to explain more about mindfulness. This is a form of meditation that focuses on the here and now. While meditation usually involves focusing on the breath as it flows in and out of the body, mindfulness is a state of awareness where you are focusing on what is going on around you and accepting it for what it is.

The practice of mindfulness will allow you to concentrate fully on what you are doing without becoming overwhelmed by it. You learn how to take things for what they are, which can help you to deal with negative thought patterns before these take over and send you back down the path towards addiction.

When mindfulness is combined with other activities such as yoga or sports, it can prove to be an effective tool in the treatment of addiction.

Learning how to focus your attention on what you are doing will ensure that you get more from your exercise routine and it will stop you from drifting off and being consumed by negative emotions and thought patterns.

The practice of mindfulness will allow you to concentrate fully on what you are doing without becoming overwhelmed by it. You learn how to take things for what they are, which can help you to deal with negative thought patterns before these take over and send you back down the path towards addiction.

When mindfulness is combined with other activities such as yoga or sports, it can prove to be an effective tool in the treatment of addiction.

Why Fitness Is Important

Substance abuse will no doubt have had a negative impact on your physical and mental health, so abstaining from these chemicals will of course help to improve your overall health, but incorporating a good nutrition and exercise routine into your treatment programme and subsequent substance-free life is crucial.

The Benefits of Mindful Fitness

The aim of our mindful fitness programme is to improve your overall health and wellness. When you leave Fenton House, you will have the skills you need to incorporate your own programme into everyday life.

This type of therapy comes with a host of different benefits, which will aid you on your recovery journey.

Mental Benefits

  • It will give you the ability to refocus your thoughts and remain calm
  • Your mind will be clear, and this will allow you to become more productive
  • You will learn how to replace negative thought patterns with positive alternatives
  • Your concentration and cognitive function will improve
  • It will help to reduce any feelings of panic or anxiety
  • It will improve your self-awareness
  • You will have the ability to exert more control over your thoughts, making it less likely for you to act impulsively
  • You will see improvements in your self-esteem.

Physical Benefits

  • Your energy levels will improve, and you will see an improvement in your sleeping patterns
  • You will see a reduction in the aches and pains that have plagued you for some time
  • Your mood will improve thanks to the release of endorphins
  • Your body strength will increase, and you will become more flexible
  • Your tension and stress levels will reduce, making your muscles relax
  • Your breathing, lung capacity and cardiac function will all improve.

 

Our Mindful Fitness Programme

Fenton House incorporates mindful fitness into our rehabilitation programmes for addiction because we believe that it is vital in terms of helping you to overcome your illness for good. We will teach you how to become aware of your body while you exercise; you will learn to notice every part of your body as you get fit. We want you to be aware of exactly what you are doing as well as the environment around you.

Learning how to focus your attention on what you are doing will ensure that you get more from your exercise routine and it will stop you from drifting off and being consumed by negative emotions and thought patterns.

The aim of our mindful fitness programme is to improve your overall health and wellness. When you leave Fenton House, you will have the skills you need to incorporate your own programme into everyday life.

For more information on Fenton House or the treatments we use to help you overcome addiction, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today.

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