Exercise can help you quit smoking says study
Thursday 19 November 2009
Smokers that are struggling to kick their habit could be relieved to hear that simple exercise could be the answer to their problems, according to a new study.
Research by psychologists at the University of Exeter- that involved asking 20 smokers to abstain from smoking for 15 hours -claims that even a moderate workout can reduce a smoker's desire to light up.
The study then showed them either smoking-related or neutral images after the 15 hours, followed by 15 minutes of them either resting or pedaling on an exercise bike before they were shown the images again.
The results revealed that the smokers who had pedaled spent 11 per cent less time looking at the images than those who had sat down
The findings supported previous studies, which have shown that exercise can boost both physical and mental health and can reduce cigarette cravings.
So why not exercise away you urge to smoke and get fit and healthy in the process!
By Toyin Owoseje
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