Exercise Myth Busters #22 

Exercise reduces the effects of smoking

Whether you exercise or not, smoking will have the same negative effect on your body’s ability to function normally and your overall health and well-being.  Both exercise and smoking affect the same organ systems, but in opposite ways. While smoking decreases lung capacity, exercise increases it. In addition, as smoking increases your risk of having a heart attack, exercise decreases it.  Overall if you want to get the most out of your exercise regime, quitting smoking is a must.

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