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Your lungs may or may not ever recover to 100%, so that's a bit unreasonable to answer. However, the timeline for recovery is quick for some things, long for others. Within about 72 hours, pretty much all the nicotine and nicotine metabolites will be cleared from your body. Within about 2 weeks, most of your gum circulation has restored itself, and any ...


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It's great that you are making this choice to change your health for the better. There are a few things that you can do to really improve your chances of success: Understand this is going to take a long time, be patient with yourself. Your goal is to be a better version of yourself. Get support. Quitting smoking is not easy, so it helps to get the ...


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In my experience, the most detrimental aspect of smoking while bodybuilding is the lack of energy. When I smoked, I was quite lethargic most of the time and in gym I used to just quit whenever it got too hard, or took too much energy. Since I didn't feel fresh or rejuvinated even after a good nights sleep, going to the gym was usually out of the question, ...


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Good Question. Not to direct you away from StackExchange, but Bodybuilding has the answer. I'll just copy over the ones related to muscle building and fitness: Increase in heart rate Increase in hormone production Increase in blood pressure Constriction of small blood vessels on skin Changes in blood composition Changes in metabolism ...


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There is no easy way to lose weight, all you need to do is look around and realize how many obese people there are - eating/getting obese is obviously easier (and more enjoyable short term) than losing weight and getting in shape. So: Get it out of your mind it's going to be easy Figure out what interests you have that will keep you physically active Get ...


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I can think of two simple solutions to your problem: Don't have snack foods in your house. Only have healthy snack foods in your house (fruit, vegetables, seeds, nuts, etc). If there simply isn't anything to snack on, isn't anything you like to snack on, or isn't anything unhealthy to snack on, you may stop gaining weight. Unfortunately, this means that ...


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I just quit smoking a month ago after 25 years. I don't think the fitness and nutrition experts have this correct, as you need to be a smoker to understand what's going on here. For a good portion of your life, your normal activities have been combined with smoking. So now, doing those activities by themselves doesn't satisfy your habit. Snacking and smoking ...


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I would proceed with making any changes to your diet slowly and incrementally, or in other words do NOT make radical changes. You could start with documenting your current eating habits. Track your meals and calories by using a journal/notebook or use an online/mobile journal like MyFitnessPal. Review your journal after two weeks and look at possible foods ...


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I would recommend: Breakfast - I think it would help balance your metabolism throughout the day. Maybe a banana or orange and cereal or bagel, those are simple and easy. Juice. Lunch - Not fast food. Packing a lunch will generally be cheaper and healthier. Some jobs are harder to pack a lunch for, but salads with separate dressing go well in a plastic tub. ...


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First, congrats on deciding to live a healthy lifestyle. Given that decision and your past history, you should consider getting a physical exam to ensure you are able to begin an exercise program designed for improving your cardio health.


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People will always recommend reducing your caloric intake, but given that you feel hunger that's not sustainable, even if it were to work for you (it might, but it also might not, weight loss is a very individual thing). I will suggest to you that your goal should not be to lose weight or for any specific weight target. Your question suggests your issue is ...


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Of all the destructive habits that anyone can have, smoking is considered the worst. Almost all organs of the body are affected by the action of toxic compounds from cigarette. Learn how they can seriously harm your gains in the gym and why you should use this as an incentive to quit smoking. If you are targeting a remarkable change in the composition of ...



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