If you are a smoker and are still looking for ways to overcome the addiction to cigarettes, the advice that this one might be considered. Take the time to exercise on a regular basis for a few minutes each day! In addition to healthy, calorie burning activities, it is also helps reduce the craving for tobacco.
Recent research scientists at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) prove,
Physical activity is proven to reduce the tendency to smoke cigarettes, especially among teenagers. Exercising for 30 minutes can increase the chance to forget the smoking habit.
According to the study, teens who take physical education programs have more chance to not smoke. "Physical exercise routine 30 minutes, including walking for 20 minutes, was more effective than smoking refusal to friends of the gang," said researcher SPHHS, Kimberly Horn, EdD.
In this study, researchers included 233 respondents from 19 high schools in West Virginia, which is a state in the United States with the highest number of smokers. Based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 13 percent of the population of West Virginia is a smoker under the age of 18 years. The respondents were daily smokers were also at risk in other negative activities. On average the respondents can suck half a pack of cigarettes per day or one pack at the weekend.
During the study period, some respondents follow the activities to stop smoking, which combined with a program of physical fitness. While another respondent smoking cessation program, which combined with a short lecture.
From the results shown, adolescents with regular physical activity proved to be more capable of reducing the smoking habit. The teens were also asked to improve or increase the exercise time. Further research is proving physical exercise 20-30 minutes per day to be the most effective time.
Tightness arising from smoking during exercise actually causes discomfort. This tightness encourage teens to reduce smoking consumption. Consumption decreased smoking actually causes a sense of relief during breathing, which helps teens finish their physical exercise.
However, further research is still needed to look at the biological and chemical relationships, between physical exercise and reduce smoking. Further research is also needed to evaluate their effectiveness in other states, and treatment for smokers of different age levels. "But we believe this study could be used for the promotion of a healthy lifestyle, ie smoking cessation and exercise diligently," said Kimberly.
Source: Medical News Today / health.kompas.com