Monday, June 21, 2010
Exercise Helps Women To Quit Smoking
According to a new study in the Archives of Internal Medicine, women who exercised while trying to quit smoking were twice as likely to remain smoke-free and gained about half the weight of those who did not exercise. 280 women participated in this study. Half of them participated in a counseling program on quitting smoking. The other half participated in the same program AND exercised 3 days a week. The exercise sessions included 30 to 40 minutes of brisk cardio. The group that exercised said they felt better mentally and physically which helped to make it easier not to smoke. They also gained less weight after they quit smoking.