Wednesday, July 1, 2009 Tip of the Day

The Tip of the Day:

A Little Exercise is Better Than None

Exercise can be very helpful when you are trying to quit smoking. Smokers are less likely to exercise; conversely, people who exercise regularly are less likely to smoke. Adding even a moderate amount of exercise can burn calories and increase metabolism- helping to avoid or minimize weight gain. Also, regular exercise can reduce stress and enhance your sense of well-being (by increasing metabolism and dopamine synthesis in the brain). NOTE: If you are considering starting a new exercise program, talk to your doctor first. Your physical capability may not be on a par with your enthusiasm. Normally, it helps to set modest goals at first, and increase your activity gradually. Start with goals you know you can achieve, and increase the challenge after you've developed the HABIT of exercise.

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