If trying to quit smoking has pushed you to the brink of insanity due to weight gain, hallucinations, moodiness and other side effects, workout programs like P90X and ChaLean Extreme can double your chance of banishing those demons once and for all. According to a study funded by the U.S. National Cancer Institute, weight lifting can not only curb any nicotine cravings, but also reduce any withdrawal symptoms. As a result, working out with P90X or ChaLean Extreme while trying to kick your smoking habit will double your chances of success. Your hot new body will just be the icing on the cake.
“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,” the study’s lead author, Joseph Ciccolo, an exercise psychologist with the Miriam Hospital’s Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, in Providence, said in a news release from the Lifespan health system.
So get your patch, free weights, pop in P90X or ChaLean Extreme, and push “play.” Quitting smoking will feel like the best thing you ever did for yourself and your family.