Quit Smoking With Exercise

Who wants to quit smoking? I do I do! If it were only that easy. Smoking is something that many people enjoy doing. It's relaxing and soothing and takes the edge off of stressful situations. The truth is, it's an addiction. Once we're hooked, our bodies constantly crave it. We need it. It's appealing to us. How can we quit when we need and want it so badly?

You have tried everything to quit smoking. You've gone cold turkey. You've undergone hypnosis. You've tried chewing gum. You even tried acupuncture, but to no avail. Don't give up just yet. The best help so far may be found at your local gym, your local park or even in your own backyard.

What if smoking lost its' appeal? If the attractiveness were lost, maybe we could quit. It has been reported by researchers from the University of Exeter (A public research university located in England) that a bout of exercise for 10 to 15 minutes can reduce the desire to smoke. They found that getting out and exercising can be an extremely effective tool in reducing someone’s desire to smoke as it seems to minimize smoking’s attractiveness and appeal after exercise. For some reason, exercise stimulates a greater production of a chemical in the brain called endorphins, which helps us to feel happy and content.

Have you considered Electronic Cigarettes?

In the meantime, as difficult as exercise may be, as little as 10 to 15 minutes of moderate intensity activity can really help reduce cravings. Try it for yourself and see if it works for you. Who knows, you may learn to love to exercise so much that it becomes the beginning of a new and healthier you. What have you got to lose but a nasty habit.

1 comment:

  1. Regular exercise can help fight nicotine cravings and it also make your body free from other sicknesses.