Kicking butt in your cardio-sculpt class will help you kick your cigarette habit. A recent study at Medical Fitness Team in Vienna, Austria, found that after three months, 80 percent of smokers who did a cardio and strength-training workout three times a week while using a nicotine-replacement therapy of their choice (such as a patch, gum, an inhaler, or a combination of them) had given up smoking; only 52 percent of those who used nicotine replacement alone were successful. Plus, unlike such tools as prescription medications, exercise has no negative side effects. Take a cue from the research lab and walk, cycle, jog, and lift your way to a smoke-free--and strong, fit--body.
| Apr 24, 2009