There are a lot of benefits to stopping smoking. Researchers in Brazil have found that smokers are less likely to be physically active, and that they are less likely to be motivated to be physically active than their non-smoking friends.
Smokers who participated in the study wore a pedometer, which measured the number of steps they took each day. Not only did they have less capacity to exercise, more anxiety and depression, they also tended to walk less on average than their non-smoking counterparts.
Ironically, exercise can actually help smokers stop smoking according to a review of studies in the journal Addiction in 2012.
Hypnotherapy can not only help smokers eliminate their desire for their tobacco, it can help them be more motivated to exercise.
In my hypnotherapy practice about 25% of the people who come for stop smoking programs will mention that one of their reasons for stopping is to improve their ability to exercise. Not only will they be more motivated to exercise, their stamina and ability to exercise will improve with increased lung capacity.
Wesley Anderson, Doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy
Atlanta’s Premier Hypnosis Stop Smoking Expert