Exercise In The New Year – Vital To A Successful Lung Detox

Shake A Tail Feather, And Feel Better

exercise for lung detoxI’ve spoken on the importance of exercise in a successful Lung Detox before, but it’s worth repeating myself at this time, being the New Year period, when we all at least consider either starting, or ramping up and exercise program to help burn the holiday calories before they preeminently lodge themselves around our middles. But besides being important for general health, exercise is doubly important for your Quit Attempt/Lung Detox.

Work The Body, Work The Mind

Your body and your mind are intrinsically linked, and as things that negatively affect one have the same sort of effects on the other (e.g. smoking), positive things, like exercising the body, can help the mind as well.  During a Quit Attempt and Lung Detox, regular exercise improves your overall circulation, blood pressure, immune competence, reduce feelings of stress, and mildly taxing exercise will prompt the brain to produce endorphins, the body’s natural ‘feel good’ hormones.  As an ex-smoker doing a Lung Detox, endorphins are your friends, as they can take the place of any ‘good feeling’ you got from your previous, and oh so destructive, habit.  And if you get your exercise by participating in a sport that you like, you an even have fun while exercising!

Exercise has so many benefits, it amazes me that so many people actually WANT to sit in front of the TV and avoid it.  Sure, if you overdo it you can get aches, but here’s a tip; if you have a good dose of protein after your exercise, and again the next day (such as a big glass of grass fed milk, or a protein bar/shake etc, or a good serve of meat), then you will reduce those aches considerably.  Exercise can help you feel better about yourself, help you lose weight (best if you exercise in the morning), and help you sleep better (if you exercise in the late afternoon/early evening).

Then there are exercises that are specifically designed to open up your chest, working your poor, battered lungs to improve their function.  Our product, ‘The Complete Lung Detoxification Guide’ Series gives you a heap of good tips, and exercises to do, both to improve your general health (which helps your body clean your lungs) and breathing exercises to help open your chest and improve your lung function.

Tomorrow Is The Day!

Tomorrow we release the updated Guides for 2011!  We’re really pleased with how they’ve turned out, and we think you’ll get so much out of them, you’ll never look back.  So check back tomorrow for the release blog post, where I’ll give you an outline of the updated product, which will see you happily smoke free in 2011!

Until tomorrow,

Happy New Year, stay well, stay quit, and lung-toxin free.

William Renolds

Stress – A Smoking Relapse Trigger That Does Not Physically Exist!

Negative Pressure

stress and smoking relapseFor most people, stress is a negative pressure that adversely affects our day to day health and happiness.  If it builds up to intolerable levels, it can even stop us doing what we most want to do, and can also bring on all sorts of other mental instabilities, and physical sicknesses to boot.  And when Quitting Cigarettes or undertaking a Lung Detox, it can be the one factor too many that leads you to fail in reaching the goals you set out to achieve.  But what if there was a way to understand stress more clearly, and stop it having such detrimental effects on your life?  It turns out there is…

Stress – It All Starts In Your Head

Stress doesn’t physically exist.  It’s not ‘out there,’ seeping into your life with the pressures put upon you at work, or in the home, or a hundred other places.  It’s all in your head.  Truly.  Stress is YOUR reaction to pressures other’s – and even you – put on you.  Plain and simple.  Sure, the pressure comes from ‘out there’ for the most part, but the stress is all yours.

So what does this little factoid actually do to help you, you may be wondering?  The pressure is still there.  But once you realize that stress is your reaction, it means you have options.  You can learn to control your reaction to external and internal pressures.  You can take your reaction back, and use it to your advantage.

Turning Stress Into Success

Do you know the difference between the stressed out person who burns out and slips back into the smoking habit, and a person who turns that corner, changes their life for the better, becoming healthier in the mind and body?  The relapsed smoker turns pressure into stress, and reaches for that pack, that’s what.  And the other?  Well they learn how to turn that pressure into challenge, what is for many of us a negative into a positive, and achieve their goals.  That is what we all want, after all, isn’t it?

And that’s what the ‘Stress Reduction’ section of our product, ‘The Complete Lung Detoxification Guide’ Series is aimed at helping you achieve, with many ways to reduce and avoid pressure laden situations, and more great advice on turning Stress into Success.

4 More Days!

We are closing in on the release of the updated Guides for 2011!  Over the first six days of the New Year, we’ll have a series of New Year’s Resolution Lung Detox posts, all related to the new release and to starting the adventure to a healthier new you.  Check back tomorrow for the third topic in the series; Motivation – Your Best Friend, Full Stop.

Until tomorrow,

Happy New Year, stay well, stay quit, and lung-toxin free.

William Renolds