With 2016 almost at an end, most of us spend the remaining days drawing up our New Year’s resolutions lists. And, of course, no resolutions list cannot be complete without the written promise of giving up smoking in the year to come.
For most people, it’s all about hitting the more often, putting some cash aside to go on vacation, or laying off fatty foods. However, for smokers the struggle is real. Recent statistics show that approximately 90 percent of smokers will say that they will quit smoking in the year to come, but only 40 percent of them will make and attempt, and even less of them will be successful.
Someone once said that quitting smoking is very much like running a marathon, because only with a positive attitude and physical conditioning will you be able to cross that finish line. We know how much you would like to quit smoking in the year to come, and that is the reason why we drafted a small list of tips which can help you lay off this unhealthy habit.
Cold Turkey or Cut Down Smoking?
According to the doctors, cut down smoking is the most efficient way of quitting smoking since it gives your body more opportunities to make adjustments. However, there’s nothing wrong or remotely unhealthy to try out the so-called cold turkey method. Our advice is to choose one method and stick with it. You can also consult a physician to see which is the best method for you.
Drink Plenty of Water
Although drinking plenty of water is a good piece of advice any day, it’s especially important to follow it after quitting smoking. Water will help flush away the nicotine from your body.
Hit the Sack More Often
Don’t forget to get plenty of sleep (at least 8 hours per day). You can also try to take a few naps every time of day. Why is this important? Because when you’re tired, you crave more for a cigarette.
There’s nothing better to help you get rid of that craving than moving around. If you’re an individual who doesn’t like to move around that much, start with something simple and light. A brief 15-minute walk outside is a great place to start. It will make you feel more refreshed.
Lay off Fatty Foods
After laying off cigarettes, your first instinct will be to raid the fridge every time you feel like lighting a cigarette. Our advice is to monitor your diet and to eat healthily.
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