Exercise versus Smoking

Exercise versus SmokingSmoking is an activity which is being practiced by over a billion people around the world. Smoking is one of the most common forms of recreational drug use. In earlier days it was used for different purposes some of which comprise of religious ceremonies or in various other rituals. But nowadays people have become habituated to these practices irrelevant of religion or culture and smoking has become a habit. This is because, the substance used in the cigarettes or in other pipes and cigars is tobacco which after combustion results in release of nicotine in the smokers blood which makes them addicted.

Smoking has by far been found to be the cause for various diseases and health disorders.it is also the major cause of cardiovascular diseases. Quitting smoking is the first step that has to be taken to stop all the smoking related problems. But this solution is easier said than done. Once a person is habituated to smoking it becomes really difficult for him to quit and even after quitting there is a high chance of this addiction to relapse in no time. Keeping these facts in mind the researchers have come up with a new solution to counter this problem, and that is exercise. Exercising every day for short time intervals will help smokers keep a check on their health and also avoid the high risks of diseases like cancer, heart attacks, birth defects and other kinds of problems. An exercising smoker is less likely to develop health disorders than a sedentary smoker. A short walk everyday can help smokers a lot. It has also been found by researchers that exercise may also help a smoker quit smoking all together and the chance of its relapse is also minimized if the individual continues exercising. This is because exercising makes cigarettes less attractive. These are the merits exercise provides to smokers. It also increases life expectancy of smokers who exercise on regular basis. The best method of exercise to be followed by active smokers is to include in their schedule 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise, such as walking. Gradually try to increase your intensity and reduce smoking. Try to maintain a healthy diet and keep away from stressful situations which will trigger your urge to smoke. Try breathing exercise .this will increase your lung capacity.

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