February 23, 2017, 15:05
According to statistics, only 5% of smokers find the strength to give up cigarettes without outside help. However, scientists have found a method that will help those who want to get rid of a bad habit.
It turns out that quitting smoking is much easier if you start active strength training. This conclusion was reached by the staff of the Center for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at Miriam Hospital.
A team of sports psychologists led by Joseph Ciccolo conducted an experiment designed to find out the effect of physical activity on the ability to overcome nicotine addiction.
Scientists have selected volunteers — men and women aged 18 to 65 years. All subjects smoked at least 5 cigarettes a day in the last year.
All participants were divided into two groups: the first of them underwent a twelve-week course of strength training. The participants of the second group tried to quit the bad habit in the usual ways.
At the end of the experiment, it turned out that the subjects from the first group quit smoking twice as often. Thus, if you want to get rid of nicotine addiction — go to the gym and swing.
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