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Exercise and Quitting Smoking
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sherberri posted:
I am finding in my process of quitting smoking that exercise is VERY beneficial to stopping or at least delaying the cravings. Plus, it helps with the depression that sometimes comes along with quitting and which I experience. I was actually smiling while exercising!!! SO I suggest that when you have an urge to smoke to pop in a work-out video, take a walk or dance to music...you'll feel better and you'll ward off weight gain at the same time!
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Sharon_Gates responded:
Well said, sherberri...... many would definitely agree with this fact. Going for long walks, listening to good music, deep breathing, persuing with favourite hobbies also get added to the list. Exercising, while delaying the cravings, also helps keeping off the weight gain because of smoking, makes you more confidant and generally keeps you motivated thru' the quit journey !!!


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