07 Jun Use these ideas to help quit smoking
Did you know that quitting smoking right now greatly reduces your chance of heart disease? 20 minutes after your last cigarette, your heart rate already starts to get back to a normal pace. Along with so many other health benefits of removing cigarettes from your life, now is the best time to quit. We know that quitting is hard and you have to want to do it.
Here are some tips to help you along:
- Get help
- There are many different resources available to help you on your path. Check out smokefree.gov ‘s tips and resources page or contact your health insurance carrier for even more information on what’s available.
- Quit with a friend
- Having someone to share moral support can lessen both your burdens.
- Find a hobby you enjoy
- Sometimes just keeping busy doing something you love can help you get through cravings.
- Start exercising
- Since you are already on the path of recovery, why not take it a step further and really get yourself in tip top shape? Just a brisk walk every day can be quite beneficial.
- Reward yourself
- Haven’t smoked in a week? Great! Take a trip to your favorite coffee shop or schedule yourself a massage. You deserve it!
- Spending time with people can boost your senses which can reduce any bad feelings you have about missing cigarettes.
- Avoid places where people will be smoking
- Stay away from smoking sections or people that could tempt you to light up.
Your health is very important to not only you, but those who love you. Quit smoking today for yourself and for them. If that is not incentive enough, remember non-smokers pay a lot less for life insurance than smokers! So think of all the money you will be saving by paying less premium AND not buying those expensive cigarettes each week.