There is this man that goes walking round my neighbourhood every evening I have seen him on several occasions he usually walks in the late evening between 7-8 pm sometimes a little earlier. He does a back and forth sort of walk routine up the street and back again. I commend him for walking every day like he does he seems really committed, the only time I don’t get to see him walk is usually on Sundays I am guessing that is his rest day maybe.
He always smokes cigarettes during his walk I don’t know how many but it is definitely more than one I have seen him light up at least twice on one walk. I am sure some of you have seen photographs or ads on the adverse effects of smoking. I find myself asking why bother? Why bother to exercise at all when you are destroying your lungs it doesn’t make sense that is me being judgmental hey I am only human. Judging by how old I think he is he did not pick up smoking yesterday. From my observation and I stand to be corrected on this, most smokers pick up the habit early on in life either in their teens or early twenties and carry on throughout their life some quit along the way some don’t.
Smokers are generally less fit than non smokers due to the increase in lactic acid caused by tobacco smoke binding to the red blood cells, displacing oxygen and thus hindering delivery of said oxygen to body tissues and muscles. This causes fatigue and heavier breathing among smokers. Smokers will get tired quicker than non smokers while performing even the easiest form of exercise (Source click to read more). Other readings online say that exercise can actually help those who want to quit the habit to do so.
What do you think about smoking and exercise?