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 few flights of stairs, jogging, hiking, cycling or swimming.

Exercising has multiple benefits when you’re trying to quit
  • Reduces nicotine withdrawal symptoms and distracts you from cravings when you exercise - and continues up to 50 minutes after
  • Boosts your mood & energy 
  • Improves your sleep 
  • Helps manage weight gain