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Nutrition and Fitness for Addiction Recovery in St. Petersburg, FL

Your mind and body require proper nutrition and fitness. But when addiction takes over, proper diet and exercise fall by the wayside. At Footprints Beachside Recovery, you will focus on eating right and exercising to help strengthen your body and mind after addiction. Encouraging fitness and nutrition for addiction recovery helps patients develop healthy habits that they can use for the rest of their lives. 

The fitness and nutrition program at Footprints Beachside Recovery is based on years of research and experience. We know that addiction takes a toll on the body and that to recover, patients need to focus on rebuilding their strength. Our program is designed to help patients do just that. Through a combination of healthy eating and exercise, patients can begin to heal the damage that addiction has done to their bodies. To learn more about the importance of fitness and nutrition in rehab, please contact Footprints Beachside Recovery today at 727-954-3908 or use our convenient online form.

The Importance of Fitness and Nutrition for Addiction Recovery

a man practices fitness and nutrition for addiction recovery

Addiction can severely impact a person’s fitness and nutrition. Some substances, like Adderall, can cause weight loss and unhealthy eating habits. Others, like alcohol, can lead to weight gain and an increased appetite. In addition, many drugs, including opiates and meth, can cause dehydration. All of these effects can lead to serious health problems.

That’s why at Footprints Beachside Recovery, we believe that fitness and nutrition are crucial for addiction recovery. By focusing on healthy eating and exercise, patients can begin to heal and put healthy habits into practice.

How We Work Nutrition and Fitness into Your Treatment

Activities like cooking for yourself and exercising have a way of triggering healthy self-discovery. But rediscovering who you are and what you like again can’t happen if someone is cooking for you and telling you what exercises to do. We use these activities throughout your treatment program in order to mimic real life as much as possible.

Diet and Nutrition

To help you eat healthily, our dietician comes in twice a month to coach you on proper diet and nutrition, so you can begin cooking for yourself while in treatment. You’ll also be given an allowance every Sunday to purchase weekly groceries for healthy meals. Proper guidance and being held accountable for your own meal prep will provide you with the confidence to take care of yourself and eat right after leaving treatment.


Research has found that exercise offers an extensive list of benefits. Not only does it help strengthen your muscles and bones, but it also brightens your mood, increases your energy levels, and even improves your brain function and memory. When you’re in treatment, you’ll have access to a gym six days a week where you can run, bike, lift weights, and more. With daily opportunities to go to the gym, you’ll develop healthy exercise habits to take with you when you leave our treatment facility.

Improve Your Physical and Mental Health at Footprints Beachside Recovery

A healthy diet and proper exercise are some of the most critical aspects of addiction recovery. Our mission is to get you back on your feet after addiction, giving you the tools and resources you need to improve your diet and fitness. In addition to our fitness and nutrition program for recovery, we offer a range of additional therapeutic options, including:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Yoga therapy

To learn more about how we can help you recover from addiction, please contact Footprints Beachside Recovery today at 727-954-3908. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about our program. Start your journey to recovery today at Footprints Beachside Recovery.

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