Smoking is bad for you.
Quitting is good for you.
However, did you know how good?
According to an article in the latest Heart Insight Magazine the benefits from quitting start the day you stop!
- The day you quit your circulation improves and your blood pressure and heart rate begins to drop — Results right away!
- Within a few days breathing will ease and food will taste and smell better.
- Keep it up and in a few months your lungs will function up to 30% better.
- Keep your new smoke-free lifestyle for a year and your risk of heart attack is cut in half!
Many communities are working toward smoking bans in public places. Join their efforts by joining the American Heart Association’s You’re the Cure Network
Use these resources to quit and feel great in 2008!
CNN’s How Four Women Quit Smoking and You Can Too
American Heart Association’s Quit Smoking Information
Freedom From Smoking, an online smoking cessation program from the American Lung Association.
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Eliz Greene is the Busy Woman’s Guide to a Health. Drawing on her experience surviving a massive heart attack while seven-months pregnant with twins, struggling to lose the 80 pounds gained during her pregnancy, and her background as an adaptive movement specialist, Eliz developed simple strategies and tips to help other busy women be more active, eat better and manage your stress.
As the Director of the Embrace Your Heart Wellness Initiative, Eliz travels the country energizing and inspiring audiences in keynotes and workshops on women’s heart health. She writes one of the top 100 health and wellness blogs. Find more at www.EmbraceYourHeart.com
4 Responses to “Your Heart Yearns to Breathe Free”
After 35 years of smoking I discovered Chantix last year and quit smoking in 3 days with no wild mood swings or withdrawal problems. Hard to believe I know — but it worked for me! I encourage EVERYONE to learn more about it. I understand the success rate is about 44%. Much better than the patch, gum, hypnosis, cold turkey. I quit a year ago and haven’t looked back. Hope it can help others.
Congratulations Merri! Thank you for sharing your story and advice!
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