- You can run anywhere, treadmills, outside...there are very few limitations.
- Save money - no fancy workout equipment or memberships required.
- Improve health - active people are less likely to visit the doctor.
- Carbs can help - are you a carb lover? Here's a reason to consume some carbs. (In moderation)
- Burn more calories - A 160 person can burn 850 calories per hour.
- Reduce Blood Pressure - running is a natural way to reduce blood pressure.
- Build strong bones - running helps build muscle, keeping bones healthier as they age.
- Boost energy - a morning run will increase energy all day long.
- Make the dog happy - Dogs are great running partners; a great time for quality time with Fido.
- Heart Health - Running just an hour per week can reduce the risk of heart disease by almost half compared to non-runners.
- Alleviate stress - boost serotonin levels in the brain.
- Enjoy some tunes - what better time to listen to your favorite playlist.
WithdrawalOne of the main reasons smokers keep smoking is nicotine. Nicotine is a chemical in cigarettes that makes you addicted to smoking. Over time your body gets used to having nicotine. However, the more you smoke‚ the more nicotine you need to feel normal. When your body doesn't get nicotine, you may feel uncomfortable and crave cigarettes. This is called withdrawal.
It takes time to get over withdrawal. Most physical symptoms go away after a few days to a week, but cigarette cravings may stick around longer. So don't give up. You can do this. Visit our withdrawal page to get tips on handling symptoms of withdrawal.
TriggersWhen you smoke, it becomes an important part of your life. Certain activities, feelings, and people are linked to your smoking. When you come across these things, they may "trigger" or turn on your urge to smoke. Try to anticipate these smoking triggers and develop ways to deal with them. Here are a few tips:
- Go to places that don't allow smoking. Shops, movie theatres, and many restaurants are now smokefree.
- Spend more time with non-smokers. You won't want to smoke as badly if you are around people who don't smoke.
- Keep your hands busy. Play a game on your phone, eat a healthy snack, or squeeze a stress ball.
- Take a deep breath. Remind yourself of the reasons why you want to stop smoking. Think of people in your life who will be happier and healthier because you decided to quit.