Smoking is a serious problem here in Syracuse which causes a great deal of loss of productivity and premature deaths from smoking related illnesses. Smokers here are often searching desperately for effective and safe ways to help them stop smoking such as is offered by Alternative Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation in Syracuse.
Another alternative consideration for help in stopping to smoke is discussed in ScienceCodex, “Resistance training can help smokers quit?”. Researchers have said that resistance training, or weight lifting, can aside from helping to build muscle, help smokers quit. This study, which is the first to examine resistance training as an aid for smoking cessation, is published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research.
This study found that smokers who finished a 12-week resistance training regimen as part of a standard smoking cessation treatment program were twice as likely to successfully quit compared to those smokers who did not regularly lift weights. Joseph Ciccolo, Ph.D., an exercise psychologist, researcher and physiologist, has said “Cigarette smoking kills more than a thousand Americans every day, and while the large majority of smokers want to quit, less than five percent are able to do it without help. We need any new tools that can help smokers successfully quit and it appears resistance training could potentially be an effective strategy.”
In this study 16 percent of the smokers who were in the resistance training group had not only quit smoking, they also decreased their body weight and body fat. And only 8 percent of individuals in the control group had quit smoking while they increased their body weight and fat. Furthermore, the positive effects from resistance training appear to be long lasting with 15 percent of those in the resistance training group successfully maintaining their quit attempt compared to 8 percent of the control group after three months. It is therefore possible that after further research resistance training could be accepted as a clinical treatment for smoking cessation.
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Mandel News Service