sábado, 13 de agosto de 2011

Pumping Iron.

Saturday's post.

This time we bring you a study that relates Pumping Iron with smoking cessation.

Pumping Iron Helps Smokers Quit Without Weight Gain: Study

The researchers found that three months of pumping iron seemed to help curb cigarette cravings and withdrawal symptoms, while lessening the weight gain that sometimes accompanies quitting. Overall, men and women who completed the resistance training program were twice as likely to kick the habit as smokers who didn't lift weights.
I'm not an expert, but I understand that any form of exercise, not just lifting weights can help you quit smoking.

And yet, if they end the article by saying this:
However, despite "promising" results, the study authors noted that more research is needed on resistance training before it can be considered a clinical treatment for smoking cessation.
The song of the week: Iron Man - Black Sabath



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