If you’ve decided to quit, there are many avenues to success. These include:
Going cold turkey is possible. Though you may experience side effects such as temporary weight gain, mood swings and dry mouth, they will go away after a week or two.
This includes chewing gum, skin patches, lozenges and inhalers that all deliver small doses of nicotine to reduce your cravings.
You can talk to your doctor about smoking cessation medications. However, these drugs are not for everyone and may have serious side effects.
Though not scientifically proven to help quit smoking, some former smokers swear by it.
It requires planning, understanding your smoking addiction and knowing what triggers you to smoke. Regardless of the path you choose, ensure you receive support from family, friends, co-workers or support groups.
An abnormal BMI can alert the person and health professional to gather more information and check other health parameters such as waist-to-hip ratio, body fat percentage, blood pressure, and others.
Repetitively engaging in weight-bearing activities like running, dancing, and even just brisk walking on prolonged periods with extra body weight can affect the back, knees and other joints.
Having a normal body weight can make you more at ease and functional in your daily activities. You can always try various physical activities while feeling safe.
Achieving and maintaining a normal weight will give you more calmness, confidence, and comfort in your daily life.