Wednesday, 4 January 2012

New Year Resoultions 1 Stop Smoking!!

Is this the Year you finnaly stop that horrible killer? Well it should be and heres why:
The average cigarette is gone in 10 puffs and five minutes, but that's five minutes of havoc as 4,000 chemicals infiltrate your organs.

0 to 10 Seconds
As you take the first drag, smoke passes through your mouth, leaving a faint brown film on your pearly whites. Toxic gases such as formaldehyde and ammonia immediately put your immune system on alert, causing allover inflammation.

Once in the windpipe, the cigarette smoke temporarily slows your cilia, the tiny sweepers that work to clear your respiratory system of mucus and invading particles. Meanwhile, airborne nicotine passes instantly into your bloodstream through the millions of capillaries in your lungs.

Your body gets a jolt of energy as that nicotine hits your adrenal glands, triggering an outpouring of adrenaline that raises your blood pressure and heart rate. Your heart is unable to relax fully between beats—and you are now at a higher risk of having a stroke.

At the same time, carbon monoxide (a toxic component also found in car exhaust) from the smoke is starting to build up in your blood, limiting your body's ability to transport oxygen to your vital organs.

Via the blood-stream, nicotine hits your brain, where certain nerve cells respond by letting loose a torrent of the feel-good neurotransmitter dopamine.

After 5 Minutes
As dopamine levels quickly plummet back to normal, your body yearns for another high—even if you're not aware of it. If you frequently give in to the craving, your brain will get hooked and you'll crash into withdrawal when you try to stop smoking (some experts posit that nicotine could be just as addictive as heroin).

The cigarette smoke is gone, but your body will be mopping up toxic substances for the next six to eight hours.

The cigarette's parting gift: gooey brown tar in your lungs.
I know you have seen all these images before but for once STOP and really look! You dont need this horrible thing oin your life and heres where we can link giving uo the death sticks with losing weight! Its not easy giving up and the first thing to do is get online and order the free self help kits to get you started. The next thing is to swap your addiction for something new...Exercise. This is our secret with helping our clients drop the cigs and drop the pounds. While giving up your mental state will still be addictive, many people turn to food, sweets, sugars but if we get you into a gym routine I promise you that can be where you get your extra elevated dopamine fix from.
Smoking as I have said above produces dopamine and this is one of the reasons to developing an addiction. Foods can do this as well and this is the reason some people report gaining a few pounds while giving up-its not the lack of cigs its the extra caloires you are consuming. Exercise can also provide this dopamine release so get yourself into a local class or come see me and the team in the North West and get some professional advice!
Good luck
Make this your year!!!!

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