Daily exercise may help smokers to quit smoking, a recent study has claimed. The study was presented at the World Congress of Cardiology organized by the World Heart Federation.
It claims that exercising for even 15 to 20 minutes a day can make someone leave smoking.
The study was performed by the scientists of the National Health Research Institute and China Medical University Hospital in Taiwan and Professor Chi Pang Wen presented the data at the World Congress of Cardiology meeting in Dubai.
During the study the researchers studied the health and behavior of about 430,000 people in Taiwan from 1996 to 2008. On the basis of their exercising time span, each subject was grouped into three groups.
The people who does not do any physical exercise were categorized as ‘Inactive’, the people who does physical exercise for around 15 minutes per day were added to the group ‘Low active’ and people who do exercise for at least 30 minutes or more were tagged as ‘Active’.
The study found that the low active group respondents, who exercise for 15 to 20 minutes per day shown to leave smoke to a ratio of 55 percent more than the inactive group. It further revealed that life expectancy increased by 5.6 years on average, and the risk of death was reduced by 43 per cent.
Smokers, who participated in physical activity, had an increased life expectancy of 3.7 years and a reduction in all-cause mortality of 23 percent – the study also observed.
Hence if you have been fed up with the different cigarette cessation programmes like the patch, nicotine gum and hypnosis, it is better to do exercise for some time in a day to leave smoking.