Just 15 mins of exercise a day can help smokers kick the butt

   Apr 23, 4:49 pm

London, April 23 (ANI): Smokers who exercise are likely to find it easier to quit successfully, say researchers.

A team of scientists at the National Health Research Institute and China Medical University Hospital in Taiwan studied the health and habits of 434,190 people in Taiwan from 1996 to 2008.

Getting just 15 minutes of exercise a day made smokers 55 per cent more likely to quit than people who weren't active at all.

They also found that active smokers were 43 per cent less likely to relapse when they did quit.

Life expectancy was found to increase by 5.6 years on average, and the risk of death was reduced by 43 per cent, putting them at the same level as sedentary non-smokers.

Even if they didn't quit, the benefits of an active lifestyle were obvious, with life expectancy in smokers getting 30 minutes of exercise a day increasing by 3.7 per cent.

"Our message is to quit and exercise - to do both is the best," Professor Chi Pang Wen, who presented the data at the World Congress of Cardiology meeting in Dubai, told Digg.com.

"We want smokers to do as much exercise as possible," he said, but added that even small amounts of activity - like a 15 minute walk every so often - was better than nothing. (ANI)

Inability to identify smells in older adults can predict death within 5 years Oct 2, 2:16 pm
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed that decreased ability to identify odors can predict death within five years.
Full Story
Slow diminution of child mortality must be fastened Oct 2, 1:59 pm
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): A study has reported that millions of children across the world die before the age of five.
Full Story
Consumption of Montmorency tart cherry juice lowers blood uric acid levels Oct 2, 1:03 pm
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed that consumption of Montmorency tart cherries caused changes in uric acid metabolism, which can have an impact on joint pain.
Full Story
Pill coated with tiny needles may replace injections Oct 2, 12:57 pm
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Researchers have devised a novel drug capsule coated with tiny needles that allows the drug to be taken orally instead of as an injection.
Full Story
Comments

LATEST STORIES
TOP VIDEO STORIES
PHOTO GALLERY