Local NPR for the Cape, Coast & Islands 90.1 91.1 94.3
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

The Benefits of Exercise for Those in Recovery


Recovering from alcohol or drug addiction is not an easy path. In addition to overcoming cravings, individuals often have to create a new social network, rebuild relationships with family, and pay closer attention to their emotional and physical health. Joining us to discuss the benefits of exercise for those in recovery and options for free exercise classes in our region are: Ben Haas, Outreach Coordinator for WellStrong, a studio in Falmouth offering fitness and wellness classes for people in recovery; and Sydney Durand, Massachusetts Director of Programs for The Phoenix, a free sober active community.

Here's a link to Crossfit in Bourne, also partnering in this project.

Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI. After starting her broadcasting career as a midday DJ at WARE in Ware, Massachusetts, she quickly advanced to host of the morning drive show, which in 1981, made her one of the few women in broadcasting to anchor her own morning show. Her career has covered nearly all aspects of broadcasting. She has been a radio disc jockey, a traffic reporter, a television news anchor and reporter, a program director, talk show host, and even a ski reporter. Her television work brought her to White River Junction, VT, Portland, ME, Indianapolis, IN and Nashville, TN. Mindy also worked at radio stations in West Palm Beach, FL, Hartford, CT, Boston, MA and Lebanon, NH. She has received numerous awards, most recently her 5th National PRNDI (Public Radio News Directors Incorporated) award for best Call-in program and best Interview.