Explore the health and wellbeing issues concerning quitting smoking and quick meals.
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Learn about Quitting Smoking and Quick Meals Host: Over 800,000 people per year take up smoking in the USA alone and most of them start before their 21st birthdays. Over 80,000 teens take up smoking everyday all over the world. Alarmingly about a third of this will carry this lethal habit with them through adulthood and into the grave. Of the 1.3 Billion people that smoke worldwide, five and a half million of them will die due to smoking related diseases this year. There has never been a final moment to quit. Richard Pelo: What we’ve shown is that at least half of all cigarettes smokers even to get killed by their habits and lots of them get killed when they sit in middle age and they loose a lot of life on average. Smokers die 10 years younger than none smokers that means a lot of smokers die 20, 30 years young from they would have done. The good news is that stopping works unreasonable well in middle age if you start quitting of there is and if you stop before middle age you avoid the old risk. Host: Lung cancer is the second most common cause of death in the world. 90% of all lung cancers result from smoking. Lung cancer is only second to heart disease and guess who suffers the most from this number one killer?—that’s right smokers. It’s time to quit. Contrary to popular belief you won’t get fat, quitters only gain an average of two kilograms. If you’re wondering what else to use as a stress relief the options are limitless yoga, running, deep breathing. If you find yourself feeling anxious and jittery during quitting, count back on the coffee. A smoke free body absorbs more caffeine. Staying cigarette free for year will reduce your risk of dying from smoking the related illnesses by 50%. You can enhance this by taking up physical exercise getting to a new habit. According to studies in Canada and England, a 10 minute jog can help keep those insidious cigarette cravings at bay, a decent bound of exercise can keep your mind of smoking for up to 40 minutes after you’ve stopped but you don’t have to walk for a full long session at the gym. Adrian Taylor: Even small amounts of activity being shown to reduce cravings simply putting your arms together clenching and relaxing and different parts of the body is called isometric exercise where there’s no actual movement but simple the five minutes of contracting pushing hard then relaxing seems to also reduce cravings for short period of time. What we do know is that longer bouts of heavier exercise have longer effects. Host: So there you have it exercise effectively cancels cravings what you save on cigarettes you could put toward your gym membership. Is your hectic lifestyle forcing you to eat on the ram? Don’t fall into the burger, chips and fries habit everytime you line up for a meal. Being careful and creative, you can maintain a healthy lifestyle even while grabbing a quick bite. Keep it simple a home meal sandwich with salad and some kind of protein is always a good choice, high in fiber and packed with enough long lasting energy to stop you from snacking. Be specific when ordering. Ask for no dressing, go light on the cheese, hold the butter whatever you like, it’s your body and you’re the one who’s paying. If you know in advance that you’ll be eating on the run, you can cut back on the calories at home before hand. Have a light and healthy breakfast and lunch if you want to indulge in a quick take out bite later on. If you’re really pressed and don’t have time to stand around in fast food cues, grab a pan of berries packed with more nutrients than most fruit, berries will give you a brain of quick boost before that old important meeting. Choose berries over caffeine any day. Caffeine increases brain activity that the synopsis fire off randomly for no particular reason. Berries help your brain function the way it’s supposed to. Cue to something quick and healthy. If you’re going to quit cigarettes, rid your home of associated objects like ashtrays lighters and matches
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