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These tips are courtesy of GetQuit Support from Chantix.com
Take a Walk!
Walking is good for almost everyone – and it’s easy to do. All you need is a comfortable pair of shoes – and a place to go. Of course, before you begin any new physical activity, you should talk to your doctor.
Here are just a few of the benefits you may get from walking:
- Manage your weight
- Control your blood pressure
- Decrease your risk for a heart attack
- Lower your risk for a stroke
- Strengthen muscles, bones and joints
- Improve sleep
Walking may also help improve your overall mood and relieve stress – and we all know that stress is a big trigger for smoking.
Here are some ideas for getting walking into your routine. You can write down 1 or 2 of them, and tape them onto your refrigerator.
- Take a morning walk to get you relaxed and focused before work.
- If you walk your dog, vary your routes and try to make them a little longer.
- Take a walk on your lunch hour, even if it’s just around the block or parking lot once or twice.
- Offer to take your kids or grandkids to the playground or a park and get active with them.
- Buy a pedometer and see if you can walk a little further each day.