Kick the Habit!

September 04, 2013

When you feel that craving coming up, get up and take a walk. According to 14 recent studies, low intensity exercise like walking, bicycling even stretching, may be enough to curb a craving to smoke! Exercise may also reduce irritability, poor concentration and other withdrawal symptoms from quitting smoking. Researchers believe exercise curbs cravings because it reduces tension and increases the same mood enhancing brain chemicals that nicotine boosts. Studies also found exercise may be as effective if not better than oral nicotine replacement therapy. Nicotine gum can take about 10 minutes to kick in while a walk is immediate. You'll also be getting a great workout-- which will help your whole body feel better!

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