Neuroscientists and psychologists have long understood that outdoor activities with exercise can help manage trauma, anxiety, addiction, stress, grief, PTSD, and so much more.

The exercise program at One Step Rehab has been carefully crafted to allow the brain to heal and absorb the psychological benefits of being in nature, while also enjoying the benefits of being physically active. Exercise causes the brain to release endorphins, which reduce pain, decreasing anxiety and enhance a sense of overall wellbeing.

Exercise options at One Step Rehab include:

  • Hiking in pristine national parks
  • Yoga classes for all levels
  • Cycling on-road and off-road
  • Hard court Tennis
  • Open air Muay Thai (Thai boxing)
  • Personal training in the gym
  • Swimming in the pool
  • Badminton

Many addicts and those dealing with addiction tend to neglect their health and don’t find the time to exercise. One Step’s Outdoor Therapy program makes the most of our beautiful location in Mae Rim by encouraging clients to be active every day.

Outdoor therapy at One Step Rehab is suitable for all fitness levels. Even gentle exercise can be beneficial to overall recovery and our experts will develop a personal fitness plan and work with you, at your own pace to help you reach the goals you agreed with your treatment team.

Obese man training at Muay Thai gym in Chiang Mai
All female yoga class with matching blue matts
Man rides bike outside Mae Rim rehab center

Exercise during a program of recovery from addiction helps to build strength, improve overall fitness levels and imparts a sense of achievement as you see increased fitness with each passing pay. There are also benefits to cognitive function and memory, both directly and indirectly.

Directly – exercise reduces inflammation and insulin resistance. It stimulates the release of chemicals in the brain that have a positive impact on the brain’s cells and blood vessels. It even helps protect and rejuvenates new brain cells.

Indirectly – exercise enhances our sense of wellbeing, improves sleep and reduces anxiety and stress levels.

In combination with a nutritious diet and Nutraceutical supplements, One Step’s Outdoor Therapy program means you will get the opportunity to complete treatment feeling confident about a future in recovery – feeling physically fitter and psychologically healthier than you have felt in a long time.