advertisement
Question
Posted by: Andy Berman | 2018/11/12

Metabolism

Hi how do I stop my metabolism slowing down when I stop smoking? Thanks.

Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question
Our expert says:
Expert ImageStop Smoking Advice
- 2019/03/04


1. Exercise. Cardiovascular exercise ('cardio') is helps boosts metabolism, especially if add in include high-intensity bursts, but strength training should be included also to build muscle. Muscle uses more energy than fat, so a more muscular body tends to have faster metabolism. 
2. Eat more protein, but watch your meal portions
3. Drink more water.
4. If you have a desk job or are otherwise quite sedentary, take more frequent breaks (every half hour or so) to stand up, stretch, and potter around for a few minutes. The more physical activity you can include in your day, the better.
Keep in mind that the benefits of quitting smoking far outweigh the risk of putting on weight. On average, ex-smokers only put on around 4kg, and you can avoid this if you ramp up your exercise and watch your food intake. Also: smoking makes you more likely to put on belly fat, so quitting will help fight that.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Have your say

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
advertisement