What is Work & Exercise Addiction

Exercise addiction is a type of behavioural addiction defined by a compulsive and obsessive practice of physical activity. Although exercise is healthy, a person addicted to exercise obsesses over exercise and performs physical activities to the point of bodily harm and health deterioration.

Exercise releases happy chemicals in the form of endorphins and dopamine which are the same neurotransmitters when using a drug. This secretion creates a strong feeling of reward and the addicted individual needs to engage in physical activity constantly to maintain this reward.

Exercise addiction has been associated with body image disorders and eating disorders and often leads to physical exhaustion and severe injuries. Similarly, work can also become an addiction as a person might become too occupied with their work in a manner that is harmful to ones well being.

In the case of work addiction, an individual would sacrifice several aspects of their life including their time, sleep, health, and family relationships for their work. Work addiction often stems from a compulsive urge to achieve something in order to maintain a sense of euphoria or reward. A person might excel in their job but struggle with other aspects, and thus they will use their job as an escape from their shortcomings as to remain fulfilled.

Work & Exercise Addiction is a term used to describe a physical, psychological and or emotional dependency. Work & Exercise Addiction presents itself in many different forms. Its roots are located predominantly in stress and anxiety disorders, and addictive behaviours serve as a temporary relief to these symptoms. Eventually, addiction causes an often-devastating impact on all areas of life, resulting in chronic health conditions, poor social engagement, isolation, work problems, family and relationship breakdown, a chaotic lifestyle, debt or financial problems.

Work & Exercise Addiction can develop quickly or over a long period. The person loses control and the ability to stop when they had planned to. The behaviour begins to control and manipulate a person’s life. People are often referred to as being an ‘addict’ and having an ‘addiction’ once this pattern of behaviour has taken root. In its most chronic state, the addicts’ main purpose, function and desire are to ‘feed’ the addiction. This cultivates an endless cycle of unhealthy behaviour which triggers an overwhelming sense to ‘use more, more frequently’ to feel satisfied. This ‘using’ behaviour becomes the only means of pleasure or ‘escape’ for the addict.

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Our medical experts combine the best from general and alternative medicine to support you individually; providing myoreflex therapy, osteopathy, lymphatic drainage, and the latest technology-based therapies such as biofeedback, neurofeedback, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), heart rate variability and sleep pattern measurement will enable you to address problem areas and build a healthier lifestyle.

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Our program consists of treating only one client at a time individually designed to help you with all the problematic aspects of your life. A private counselor will company you 24/7 during your stay which makes the treatment very efficient. All individual treatment sessions such as CBT, schema therapy, systemic therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction, and more will be held at your private residence.

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You will experience a range of complementary therapies including art therapy, equine-assisted therapy, music therapy, brain training, acupuncture, massage, personal training. Together with our lifestyle and mindfulness techniques, all are designed to help you recognize and change unhealthy behaviors and enable you to build a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.

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Our chef and nutrition specialist will design your personalized diet plan supporting your body & mind recovery as well as design a specific diet to help with your weight loss. Use of the gym, a personal trainer, yoga, other fitness workshops, and nutrition workshops will help you to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our fitness expert will design a fitness program tailor-made for you to enable you to reach and maintain your ideal weight.

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