Exercise

Epidemiological studies reveal that individuals who report risky substance use are generally less likely to meet physical activity guidelines.

Exercise may be an effective adjunctive treatment for SUDs.

Numerous theoretical and practical reasons support exercise-based treatments for SUDs, including psychological, behavioral, neurobiological, nearly universal safety profile, and overall positive health effects.

Excerpted from: Sarah E LinkeMichael Ussher, Exercise-based treatments for substance use disorders: evidence, theory, and practicality, Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse, Jan 2015 – retrieved on May 8, 2021 as a “Free PMC Article” from https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25397661/

At Milwaukee Women’s Recovery Center, all our clients are provided supervised, organized access to the local YMCA for the purpose of exercise and recreation.  Amenities available include:

      • Cardio Equipment
      • Free Weights
      • Strength Training Equipment
      • Group Exercise
      • Cycling Studio
      • Recreation Swimming
      • Walking/Running Track
      • Gymnastics Gym
      • Dance Studio