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How To Regain Stamina After You Quit Smoking

One of the greatest motivators there are out there to help you quit smoking is the knowledge that almost overnight, you’ll be able to feel 10 or more years younger, simply by being able to breathe normally. The fact that you will regain stamina after you quit smoking is indisputable, however there are a few things you can do to maximize the speed at which you’ll recover.

Quit Smoking – I know it sounds stupid, but you have to quit smoking. For real. As in no more cigarettes, even at parties, or if you’ve had a drink, or a tough day at the office. Be certain that you have gotten rid of the nasty nicotine habit completely. This is crucial to regaining your stamina.

Eat a Proper Diet – When quitting smoking, many people compensate by gorging on unhealthy foods, or on healthy stuff in insane amounts! Don’t be one of them. You are in control of your appetite, and you’re not hungrier now than you were before. Having the proper nutrients is essential to rediscovering your stamina and health. Remember, your body is like a high performance car: you don’t feed it just anything, only premium!

Exercise – Now I know, from personal experience, that it can be pretty rough to start exercising again after a long period of smoking and general laziness! The idea is not to go to fast so that you would get discouraged. Take it one day at a time, increasing if possible the level and intensity of your exercise every day or every week. Because you are no longer smoking and eating a proper diet, the results from your exercises will be exponentially multiplied, or at least it’ll feel that way.

Eventually, and it won’t take long, you’ll be able to climb stairs you never could as a smoker, or even take up a competitive sport. Who knows? Know that you are no longer shackled to cigarettes, there is nothing holding you back! Regaining your stamina after you quit smoking is deceptively fast, and this will encourage you to pursue your efforts!

Stretching and Exercising will Help you Forget Cigarettes

A healthy mind in a healthy body. That is a great saying, and a great ideal to shoot for. And believe me, stopping smoking cigarettes is a fantastic and major step to take into making this a reality. I do about 7 hours of strenuous physical activity a week, martial arts in my case. I can tell you from personal experience that two days after quitting smoking cigarettes, exercises that were killers before, when I was a smoker, had become merely gruelling, and the annoying stuff became pleasant! My point is not that you should take up martial arts – although everyone should – but that you will see great physical changes in your body and the way your react to exercise almost immediately after stopping smoking cigarettes.

It is important to take care of your body, but it is equally crucial to do so in a way that will clear your mind of those nasty tobacco cravings. Now the recipe I give you here is not foolproof, but it certainly helped me through the rough patches.

Stretch. Stretch your legs, your arms, your shoulders, your hips, rotate you knees and don’t neglect your elbows, the usual forgotten of the stretching routine. Take your time and go slowly, paying complete and utter attention to what your body is telling you. The goal here is to focus your mind on your body, not to hurt it and prevent you from stretching again.

Getting your body limber, if not in actual shape, will help you greatly on the road to stay tobacco free. After being atrophied by cigarette smoke for so long, every inch of your body will appreciate being allowed to stretch, in a manner that is respectful to your current limits. Although you may not be able to do a complete split on day one, or touch your toes with your fingers, you will appreciate the fact that being agile and limber will take the years of you like a rejuvenating potion!

Smoking Cigarettes Steals your Stamina!

Do you remember, when you were a kid, you could run around all day and never feel tired, only to fall asleep in blissful exhaustion when night fell? Do you remember the actual running – your legs pumping, your heart racing, all in perfect harmony? I know I do, and I feel its loss even more keenly because I know it did not have to be that way!

Most of the strength of your youth, your vigour and determination, endurance and stamina, is still there, locked away somewhere within your body. But unfortunately for you, as it was for me for so many years, layers upon filthy layers of cigarette smoke have dampened and muted your health, your joy at being alive and your enjoyment of your body, in all possible ways!

There is no soft way of saying this, no ambiguous yet understandable way of putting out this information than it the crudest possible terms: smoking leaves you breathless and out of shape, and it will (statistically speaking, of course) kill you dead.

In order to take action, you have to realize that the feeling of breathlessness you experience all the time now doesn’t have to be there. You can get your breath and shape back, almost overnight! All it requires is that you give up a completely useless, smelly and moreover, deadly habit that brings you no benefit whatsoever.

Imagine regaining the vigour and stamina of your youth! Nobody’s going to deny that you got older and that your body is not the same as it was. This is true. But imagine feeling your heart pump in your chest after exercise and enjoying the feeling, instead of wondering whether you’re about to have a heart attack! I speak from experience when I say that it is the greatest feeling in the world!

Don’t deny yourself the full enjoyment of the only body you’ll ever have, you can reclaim what is rightfully yours!

Quit Smoking to Regain Stamina and Sexual Energy

Quit Smoking and Regain StaminaIt is true that we all adapt our lives to our own fitness levels to accomplish whatever we choose. I have seen a man one hundred pounds overweight climb a flight of stairs quicker than a skinny woman. However, when it comes to smoking the effects to your fitness level and stamina are shocking. Even people who are normally active notice a huge increase in their energy levels and specifically to their sexual appetite and stamina after quitting smoking. Once you figure out how to quit smoking, you will find that your stamina is increased significantly.

Why does this happen? Well, the first reason is psychological: when you become a non-smoker you feel more attractive. Once you quit, you no longer carry around with you the smell of nicotine, evidence on your teeth, clothes and possessions, nor the smell of defeat at managing your life in a healthy way. The confidence that you exude will be apparent to those around and they will be more attracted to you leading to increased confidence and increased sexual desire.

Stamina is not merely a luxury, nor is it irrelevant for the average Joe. The benefits of increased stamina will be seen in your marriage, in your relationships with friends and family and will allow you to spend active time playing with your kids.

Stamina is also shown to increase after quitting smoking because your body is more able to sustain the effort required. Within the first couple hours of quitting, the oxygen levels in your body return to normal, within 72 hours your lung capacity returns to normal, and within a couple of weeks your circulation returns to normal among other physical effects that occur physically. It is obvious that when you are normal out of breath after minimal exertion that the desire will return.

Quit smoking forever and live a more fulfilled life.