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Healthy Ways to Quit Smoking

Exercise — While exercising not only is good for your body it also is good for your body and mind it is also good for your attempt to quit as well. Exercising helps to release endorphins which create that natural high the body is accustomed to from the cigarette.

Gum and Hard Candies — With the need to smoke, a lot of the want to smoke is just based in the habit itself. Chewing gum or sucking on a hard candy can help to alleviate the urge to smoke when it comes.

Carrot Sticks — Much like the gum, chewing on raw vegetables give your body the same oral fixation it is dependent on when smoking. Plus the vegetables are good for you too. It’s a win-win!

Keep Your Hands Busy — This helps to keep the urge of smoking at bay. Try to do something to occupy both hands. This may sound like a simple task, however it occupies both the hands and the mind from the urge to smoke. Who knows you may even find a new hobby or skill along the way.

Reward Yourself — Set up a reward schedule to help keep yourself on track. Buy something small you wanted. Get something that you really want or go to dinner as a treat. Progress feels good so make sure and to know it.

Phone a Friend — It always helps to have someone along the journey to help you out. Letting someone know you are on this journey can help to keep you true to your goal, and also gives you someone to rely on if you are having trouble.

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