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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Want help during recovery? There’s an app for that.

Woman running on the beach using an exercise tracker.
Courageous. Strong. And, determined.

These are just a few of the words used to describe those on a path to addiction recovery. But, where can you find a holistic source of energy during your journey to maintain that healthy mind, body and spirit?

The path to a healthier future is different for everyone, though many have found that adding more exercise into their daily routine is a great tool in their recovery arsenal. It can help build your self-esteem, normalize your brain chemistry, minimize withdrawal symptoms and it offers a healthy option for socializing with others.

While seeking the help of experienced addiction recovery counselors is the first step, you can also find support using additional resources. You might be surprised to know that there are thousands of free apps you can download to your smart phone to help support your physical and mental health too. From tracking the number of steps you take each day, to your caloric intake, you can track your progress each day and work towards your individual health goals.

If you’re looking for new ways to measure your progress towards better health, here are three free apps you can use to stay motivated along the way.

1. Charity Miles (Available on: Android, iOS) Everyone knows that working out is great for you. But, this app builds on that concept. Every time you run, walk or bicycle using the app, you can actually help others too. Corporate sponsors will donate money to your favorite charity every time you hit the road. If you need a little extra motivation to lace up your running shoes, this app might help you do just that!

2. Cyclemeter (Available on: iOS) If biking is your favorite way to exercise, there are numerous apps designed specially to help riders track their time on the road. Cyclemeter collects a wealth of information for fitness enthusiasts to track data about your biking outings. This app calculates and stores your heart rate, bike speed, bike cadence and you can even view the terrain of the routes you’ve completed.

3. Yonder (Available on: Android, iOS) Do you prefer the great outdoors to the gym? With Yonder, you can simply enter your current location and find dozens of suggestions for hiking, biking, kayaking and skiing. And, it includes reviews and tips from fellow adventurers who are also passionate about the outdoors.

Holistic Drug Rehab at Coast to Coast 
Our beautiful facilities provide the perfect setting for exercise and other holistic therapies that help restore your mind, body, and spirit as you rid your whole self from addiction. To learn more about our holistic rehab programs, call 800-210-8229.

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