Quitting

Get active

Transitioning into a new routine like exercising regularly may feel like a big change, especially if you're trying to quit smoking at the same time. But, you can increase your chances of quitting while improving your health by reaching for your gym shoes instead of a cigarette. Thirty minutes of aerobic exercise is an effective way to keep cravings and withdrawal symptoms at bay. Aerobic exercise is physical activity that gets your heart rate up, gets you sweating and causes you to breathe harder. This can be a brisk walk, climbing a couple flights of stairs, jogging, hiking, cycling or swimming.