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The habit itself smoking does cause the heart to work

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mornings is to sit on my porch with a cup of coffee and a cigarette. The habit itself, smoking, does cause the heart to work more rapidly and toil more, consequently motivating hypertension, causing its level to be raised. For a non-smoker, your heart will not work as hard as a smoker’s does, resulting in an average blood pressure. An advantage to abandoning smoking is, within 14 days of no smoking, inhalation progresses and exercising is not so breathe taking, allowing other goals to be worked towards more easily. In order to help me meet this goal, I have set an appointment to talk to my doctor and tell him my concerns about this terrible habit. I will ask about a medicine I have heard of known as Chantix. I read in an article that Chantix was created to be a smoking termination. Along with this prescription, one has to change their thought concerning smoking and talk with someone who supports what you are trying to do. As I understand this medicine, it helps a smoker in not having the desire to smoke. This helps to decrease the desire to keep smoking (Drugs.com 2008). My next goal is concerning exercise. Being one that exercises like it is just a fad, I have made up my mind that, since we live on a dead end road, there is no excuse not to walk atleast 15 to 30 minutes a day. I will then, after a couple of weeks, increase to jogging, as my desire to smoke decreases. My wife purchased us a pedometer, as I was told to do so by my doctor, and realize that I will do good to set a goal of 10,000 steps each day (The Walking Site, 2008). Sometimes I am able to go beyond this goal. I credit that to being a father with three active children who enjoy racing and seeing who can be first to finish our walks, sometimes resulting in a fast walk. Although not always possible, I try to include more steps on my pedometer than the day before. Due to time issues with
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HEALTHY EATING, NUTRITION, AND EXERCISE 4 homework, my children’s homework, and myself employment, I try to average a maximum of about 14,000 steps a day. On the colder days or rainy days, I maintain an average of 10,000 steps a day regardless. It is important not to over dress and get over heated, but equally important to have adequate clothing in order not to freeze of get too wet. On hot days, I wear as light amount of clothes as possible, but the cold and rainy
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