(Nutrition and Fitness Assisted)
The Fourmula’s Nutrition and Fitness Assisted treatment program is unique. We focus on healing the body and mind through nutrition and fitness, in addition to implementing traditional therapies. Each of our clients meet one-on-one with our Wellness Director to discuss their nutritional habits and fitness experiences. A custom wellness program is designed for each client that will direct them in their treatment.
Our Nutrition And Fitness Assisted treatment program does more than just advise our clients on what to eat and how to work out. Our treatment team teaches clients about the relationship between exercise and nutrition and how they feel mentally. In addition, we teach clients to prepare healthy meals that they can replicate at home. Each ingredient in the recipes that we prepare has a specific purpose, vitamin, or mineral that supports optimal mental health and well-being.
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What is NAFA?
NAFA is Nutrition and Fitness Assisted Treatment.
NAFA treatment is used to treat emotional and behavioral health issues through a concentration on fitness and healthy eating. Some of the areas that we focus on are substance abuse, anxiety, depression, and eating disorders.
The main components of Nutrition and Fitness Assisted Treatment
Nutrition and Fitness Assisted Treatment seeks to ensure physical well-being of the person being treated. NAFA treatment implements various exercises and workouts designed to alleviate stress and improve mood. Exercise has been shown to have a positive impact on the rehabilitation process. An addictive substance such as street drugs or alcohol can give a feeling of being high by producing endorphins in the brain. When a person stops using drugs or alcohol, they may miss the feelings associated with being high. This feeling may be replicated by exercise, which also releases endorphins. By incorporating exercise into treatment, clients are able to increase their ability to transition comfortably into a life without drugs and alcohol.
Addiction is generally accompanied by poor nutrition, which gets worse as the addiction progresses. For example, an alcoholic may consume a major portion of their calorie requirement through alcohol. Additionally, alcohol and other addictive substances also interfere with the absorption of nutrients into the body. To make up for deficiencies, it is crucial to focus on nutritional requirements of the body. Various studies have shown that nutritional treatment helps in achieving long-term recovery from addiction. Nutritional treatment can also be a factor in lowering the likelihood of relapse.
Emotional wellness is one of the most defining features of Nutrition and Fitness Assisted Treatment. It is important to fulfill the nutritional needs and physical well-being of the person being treated. It is equally vital to ensure the emotional health of our patients. Emotional well-being is promoted and practiced in a variety of ways including individual and group therapy.
With a strong emphasis on nutrition and fitness assisted programs, NAFA treatment provides people the opportunity to address multiple issues concurrently, or at the same time. By focusing on both the mind and body simultaneously, patients are able to heal in more than one way, allowing for a sense of accomplishment and a boost in self-confidence.
Benefits of Nutrition and Fitness Assisted Treatment
Nutrition and Fitness Assisted Treatment can increase the likelihood of sustainable recovery from addiction and mental health issues. NAFA promotes a healthy lifestyle, which helps in minimizing the chances of relapse.
- Nutrition and Fitness Assisted Treatment helps patients achieve improved overall health by providing adequate nutrition and exercise. NAFA helps in improving self-worth, which is often a major reason behind addictive behavior.
- Nutrition and Fitness Assisted Treatment assists in managing withdrawal symptoms, such as cravings, by providing healthy alternatives. The proper management of withdrawal symptoms is essential for sustainable recovery.
- NAFA treatment also breaks the monotony that plagues some traditional treatment options. Nutrition and Fitness Assisted Treatment encompasses a variety of activities based on individual fitness plans. The treatment options provided in a Nutrition and Fitness Assisted program helps our patients take what they learn into the real world after treatment ends.
The Fourmula Approach
Consistency in Actions over Time Equals Recovery. Simply put, incorporating new thinking and behaviors over time will increase the probability of lasting recovery. With combined experience, our staff can confidently say that when following a customized NAFA treatment plan, recovery is highly attainable.