Recreational Therapy

Why Is Recreational Therapy Important?

Research shows that exercise and recreation improve mental well-being by reducing anxiety, and depression and by improving self-esteem and cognitive function. Recreation’s also been shown to increase self-esteem and reduce social isolation. Incorporating physical activity is an effective method of dealing with stress that offers long-term benefits, including:
  • Preventing heart disease and high blood pressure
  • Lowering your risk for stroke, osteoporosis, colon cancer, and diabetes
  • Improving your sleep
  • Increasing your energy
  • Boosting your immune system
  • Decreasing stress, anger, and tension
  • Stimulating feel-good hormones
  • Burning off stress hormones
However, recreational therapy doesn’t just include physical activity. It can also include art therapy, music therapy, animal-assisted therapy, and more.

Recreational Therapy Components

At Lifeskills, we understand the importance of offering a well-rounded variety of therapeutic techniques. Daily, we offer our clients the opportunity to participate in recreational activities including but not limited to:
  • Yoga
  • Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Gym outings
  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Meditation
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