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Avoiding boredom by going to the gym

Posted in Hints and tips 26 Nov 2010
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I find exercise is a great way to resist temptation.  Boredom is one of my big triggers, so if ever I find myself wondering 'what to do do' I'll try and drag myself off for some exercise instead. 

First thing is good too - by forcing myself to go to the gym in the morning, I put off the initial cravings - plus, after those times where I may have overdone it the night before, its a great reminder of the physical effects that smoking has.  It keeps it all fairly immediate.

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  • Anita, South Western Sydney December 23, 2010 | 8:45
    Great idea Ononomad. Exercise has many benefits in the 'quitting' process, from reducing stress, to feeling positive about yourself.

    I also found that if I couldn't get to the gym, I would do simple exercises such as stretching, going for a 5 min walk around the office or a half hr walk during my lunch break.

    Even the simplest movements are a definite must for quitting.

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