Take a Walk!

Smoke Free 48 days!

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.

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4 Responses to “Take a Walk!”

  1. becky Says:

    I am on day 30 of being smoke-free. I am using Chantix and for me has made all the difference. I’m proud of you and I!!!!!

  2. scrappingal Says:

    Hi Becky!

    That is so great! Smoke Free 30 days! Reward yourself if you haven’t already. That is definitely a milestone. If you need some ideas go to my post. We have to be good to ourselves during this critical time. I am so proud of you. You are really gonna do it with Chantix. Isn’t it great? I wouldn’t have lasted this long with out it. Way to go Becky! Go Celebrate your huge accomplishment!

  3. scrappingal Says:

    Sorry Becky, I forgot the link to my post!

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