6 Things to Do Instead of Smoking

2016-06-21 新西兰好健康

If you're a current smoker, no matter what your age, quitting can be extremely beneficial.
 You'll experience certain benefits right away and others in the years that follow.


·Within 20 minutes after quitting, your heart rate and blood pressure drop
·12 hours after quitting, the carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal
· Within three months after quitting, your lung function increases
·Within nine months after quitting, coughing and shortness of breath decrease
·Within one year after quitting, heart disease risk drops and within five years related cancer risks are cut in half
The “secret" to successful quitting is to get healthy first, which will make quitting all that much easier. Research shows that regular exercise (including strength training) and a healthy diet double people’s success rate at quitting smoking compared to those that don’t.


6 Things to Do Instead of Smoking
Here are some tips that may help, especially in the early days and hours:
·Chew carrots: A healthy snack can help you beat nicotine cravings (and the urge to bring something to your mouth). Carrots, celery, radishes and other fresh veggies would all work for this purpose.
·Distract yourself: Surround yourself with people who are supportive of your choice to quit and who can help take your mind off of cravings.
·Exercise: Exercise helps fight addictions by releasing natural feel-good endorphins and easing stress and anxiety.


·Take a shower: This is another calming distraction, plus when you feel clean and fresh, you'll be less likely to want to light up.

洗澡: 干干净净地洗个澡,心情平静,舒舒服服地忘记吸烟。
·Listen to music: Take your mind off of cravings with your favourite relaxing tunes, or put on an upbeat tune and dance to celebrate your new "smoke-free" self.

Take natural health supplements:  Smoking depletes the body of nutrients.  Nutrient deficiencies can cause cravings.  Consider taking a Multi Vitamin and Mineral formula like Good Health Men’s Multior Good Health Women’s Multi,  Good Health Omega 3 fish oil, Vitamin C and also Good Health Grapeseed 55,000.  You might want to consider going on a detoxification program too and use Good Health Body Cleanse.  These supplements will all help support your body through the transition from being a smoker to a non-smoker.