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|Posted by: johnyjackson November 22, 2018, 3:36 AM|
|Exercise helps your body to adapt to its new state of affairs. Smoking is an addiction; our bodies come to need regular hits of nicotine to go about their daily lives. That's why coming off the fags is unpleasant: two weeks of intense withdrawal symptoms, normally followed by around six months of intermittent cravings.
Of course, those weeks and months of difficulty are nothing compared to the long-term health effects of smoking.
Working out is good for anyone – but it offers a few specific and vital boons for the smoker trying to give up:
Reduced hunger. It sounds counter-intuitive, but a natural response to regular moderate exercise is a reduced level of hunger. According to a study published by the American Physiology Society, exercise dampens the production of ghrelin, a hormone that increases appetite, and promotes the production of appetite-suppressing peptide YY.
Of course, after a workout, you're going to need to take on food to replace lost energy. Further studies show you're more likely to choose your food wisely in such a circumstance, than if you've been sedentary all day.
Limits weight gain. Many people find that smoking helps them avoid putting on weight. What's more, when they give up, they find a new fidget toy to play with: food. Exercise helps counteract any increased food intake by burning those extra calories.
Manages stress. Many people utilize smoking as a way of quelling social anxiety and stress – but the truth is that smoking is actually putting the body under a lot of undue stress. Exercise helps as an alternative to both. Moderate intensity exercise will promote the release of endorphins and hormones associated with reduced cortisol and anxietyhttps://www.legaltestosteronebooster.com/testo-max-review/ Thus those who engage in regular moderate exercise are going to be less stressed overall than those who do not.