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Ending your relationship with Tobacco
Quitting smoking will likely be one of the most challenging experiences many people face, but is so essential to having a healthy relationship with your body! Talking with your doctor is a great place to start, once you’ve decided to quit. It will help you to get started and will also give you some insight into all of the amazing health benefits you will reap as a non-smoker. Once you’ve resolved to quit, here are some tips I gathered from my parents, who both recently became non-smokers after smoking for more than 30 years!
1. Ask family and friends for support. The same way a fitness buddy helps to keep you motivated, telling your close circle that you’re trying to quit will help you stay on track. Since your family and friends want to see you live a long and healthy life, they will be great support on your quit-smoking journey.
2. Ease into an exercise regimen. Since people who smoke often find cardio exercise difficult, beginning an exercise regimen, even if it is just taking daily walks, will help you feel great and make you less likely to reach for a cigarette after you’ve done all that hard work
3. Make a list of your personal reasons for quitting. Whether you’d like to save money, improve your career outlook, or change your social image, most people have multiple reasons to quit smoking. Make a list and read through it every day, and picture what your life will be like as a non-smoker. Tell yourself that each day without smoking is living your goal!