CCRS are supporting No Smoking Day 2019
How many times have you heard that over the course of your lifetime?
According to the British Heart Foundation ‘quitting smoking is the single best thing you can do for your heart health’
It isn’t always easy to give up the habit of a lifetime, but if you can do something to make yourself healthier and even potentially save your life, is it not worth it? According to experts, the effects of smoking can be detrimental to your health. If you are able to quit, you’ll be reducing your risk of heart disease, stroke and a variety of cancers. It is because of this that we are supporting ‘No Smoking Day 2019‘.
Still not convinced? We’ve put together our top 5 health benefits which you can reap the rewards of, if you stop smoking today!
‘Don’t put off until tomorrow what you SHOULD do today.’
No Smoking day: 5 Health Benefits for you
Benefit 1- Sharper Hearing
Yes, you heard right, quitting smoking can help to keep your hearing sharp. Health experts believe that smoking can lead to deterioration of your hearing. Do you find yourself often struggling to hear what your friends or family are saying? Your issue could be down to your smoking habits. How inconvenient is it when you hear something wrong?
Benefit 2- A Cleaner Face
Nobody likes having a dirty face. Smoking cigarettes damages your mouth, lips and even your teeth. If you are able to quit smoking (even momentarily), after a few days, your smile will be brighter, your breath will smell fresher and overall, you’ll feel better. In addition to this, you’ll also reduce your risk of oral infections.
Do you find your skin is full of blemishes, spots and even wrinkles that you never thought you’d have? Quitting smoking can work better than an anti-aging lotion or moisturiser. Quitting on ‘No Smoking Day 2019‘ can help clear up blemishes and protect your skin from those pesky spots and wrinkles!
Benefit 3- A Boost For Your Immune System
Always tired? Susceptible more so than those around you to the cold and other illnesses? It could be your smoking habit which is causing your issues. By quitting smoking you can improve circulation, increase oxygen levels and even lower inflammation. All of this gives your immune system a boost which in turn will improve your health.
Benefit 4- How’s Your Heart?
Smoking is the leading cause of heart attacks and even heart disease. However, many of these risks can be stopped by simply, quitting smoking. If you stop you will be able to lower your blood pressure almost immediately. The risk of a heart attack declines within 24 hours.
In addition to this, smoking causes your blood to become thicker and therefore makes it more difficult for your heart to pump blood around your body. Quitting on ‘No Smoking Day 2019‘ will allow your blood to become thinner, meaning it is less likely that you will suffer from a blood clot.
Benefit 5- Your Stomach and Hormones
Sore stomach? Not quite been feeling yourself recently? It could be the cigarettes which are affecting you!
Quitting smoking will help to reduce your belly fat and also lower your risk of diabetes. If you already have diabetes, quitting could help to keep your blood sugar levels at the right level. Furthermore, by quitting smoking you can help your Estrogen levels return to normal (if you’re a woman). It is a gradual process but your estrogen levels will eventually normalise. If you hope of having children one day, stopping on ‘No Smoking Day 2019‘ will increase your chances of a healthy pregnancy in the future.