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Quitting Smoking Helps Your Brain Health In Numerous Ways

We usually equate quitting smoking with the heart and lungs and how much it improves ours physically. While we've also looked at the mental aspects, what about other elements of the brain? You don't hear a lot about what smoking does to the brain and how you can repair cells after quitting cigarettes.

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Stop the Blaming, Love Yourself, and Quit Smoking

If someone called you beautiful today, would you believe them? There is an age-old saying that beauty is skin-deep. However, when you look in the mirror, your self-esteem is higher if you like what you see there. How you feel about yourself on the inside relates to how you look on the outside. Both perspectives are integral to your identity. We have blogged before on how smoking can damage...

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Weird Ways Ex-Smokers Have Been Able to Successfully Quit

If you don't think you can handle the conventional methods of quitting smoking, there are plenty of other slightly unusual things that you can try. The good news about quitting cigarettes is that there is no one way you have to do it. Some people find success by quitting cold turkey while others rely on certain aides to get the job done. The important thing is that you find what is right for...

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5 Easy Tips To Help You Avoid The Urge To Smoke

Anyone who is a smoker and trying to quit knows that it isn't an overnight success. The cases when people quit cold turkey are exceptionally rare, so you should never get down on yourself when you find that you are having an extraordinarily difficult time kicking the bad habit. However, no matter how difficult the road, there are several things that you can do to make it easier in order to not...

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The Worst Thing about Skin Damage and Smoking

A new study by QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute (recently published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology) contains findings on the worst thing when it comes to skin damage and smoking. So, read on because we're here to tell you about it, in exacting detail.

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Emotions and Consumption: Why Aren't You Quitting Smoking?

We often blog about different ways that quitting smoking can improve your lifestyle. We offer advice about how to replace some feelings derived from the smoking action with other healthier habits (i.e. yoga, meditation, exercise, social activities, recreation, and travel). If you've read these lifestyle pieces in the past, you've always gotten that sense that you would like to do better for...

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Quit smoking and reinvent your self-image

We can all be happier versions of ourselves by increasing our well-being. It's not uncommon for us to visit a public venue, such as a bar or a shopping mall, and to feel envious of people who "seem" to have it all. What we might not realize is that they're putting on a cheerful face, and their reality is radically different. Overall, we could be more content than they are, but we've caught...

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How Quitting Smoking Benefits Your Overall Well-being

Certainly, when anyone stops smoking there are a wealth of physical benefits that come along with this healthy lifestyle choice. According to the Australian Government Department of Health, after just 20 minutes after your last cigarette, your heart rate will slow down and your blood pressure will decrease. Within a week, your lungs will start the natural cleansing process and within 2 to 5...

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Skin Damage and Smoking: Is "Smoker's Face" a Myth, Or Real?

While we all know smoking does numerous bad things for our health, sometimes you'll hear about things fitting somewhere in the middle of real and myth. One particularly health aspect to smoking you've probably heard about is Smoker's Face, which you can describe in various ways.

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Wellbeing and Quitting Smoking: Improving Mental Health in Australia

You may equate smoking mostly with physical ailments and by that improving those conditions once quitting cigarettes. What we don't see enough of is discussions about the mental aspects of smoking and related functions with smoking cessation.

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9 exercises to revitalise your body and keep you focused on quitting smoking.

Having access to all the high-tech equipment of any one of Australia's 3,400 gyms, health clubs and fitness centers is great. But what about those times when you don’t have an hour or more to go there for a formal workout – but still are yearning for a bit of a workout?

According to cancer.org you might have a lot of pent-up energy while trying to quit and stay tobacco-free.

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Meditate to Stop Smoking and relieve Stress

“Simply put, meditation techniques are tools for knowing, shaping and liberating the mind. In the same way that cardio or weight-training helps you cultivate a healthy, strong, and flexible body, meditation practice helps you cultivate a healthy, strong, and flexible mind. It also give you access to a subtle level of awareness (your own inner wisdom), from which you’re able to perceive...

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Yoga as a distraction to quitting smoking

Did you know … that yoga is Australia’s fastest growing fitness activity? As of June 2016, one in ten Australians (age 14+) practice yoga. In fact, these days there are more Australians practicing yoga, than there are Australians playing soccer, cricket, golf or tennis. Whether it means fifteen minutes at home before heading off for work; or a class at a local gym or recreation center; ongoing...

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8 Exercises to Take your mind off Smoking

 Not everyone is the gym type. The Australian Health Department, though, has published a report relating that almost 70 percent of Australian adults were sedentary or did not exercise enough. The latest information was from the years 2011-2012. The Australian Heart Foundation found that Australian women over the age of 15 led a more sedentary lifestyle, and they were mostly from New South...

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From Seed To Fruit: 6 Ways To Achieve Your Goals

Whatever your goal may be, and its associated motivation, now the question is: Will this seed take root, blossom and bear fruit? Will your resolve translate into action, and then gain momentum as an ongoing habit?

Here are some tips to help you achieve your goals:

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Power over Addiction

Stop It!

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Manmade EMFs & Your Health: What You Need To Know

Of the various factors that contribute to our overall quality of life, the quality of the air we breathe must certainly be counted as one of the most important. With every inhalation, we provide our body with life-sustaining oxygen – which makes its way from our lungs into our bloodstream; and from there to every organ, tissue, and cell.

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4 Ways Australians Can Live Healthier and Happier Lives

Living a healthy and happy life is something every Australian should want, yet achieving this goal is sometimes a life-long struggle. While there are many factors involved in achieving this goal, there are some simple and effective ways that Australians can focus on in their efforts. In this regard, let's discuss 4 ways Australians can live healthier and happier lives.

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8 Surprisingly Legit Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Getting Cancer

We all know that stopping smoking is perhaps the single biggest thing you can do to reduce your risk of getting cancer. We welcome you to download our free stop smoking checklist to see if you're ready.

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Also, by implementing a healthy and cancer-conscious lifestyle and adopting a few simple habits, you can significantly reduce your risk of...

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Is Your Cell phone as Dangerous as a Cigarette?

Australian's love their cell phones. They're fun and they keep you connected to everything that's important throughout your business and personal life. However, are cell phone's safe to use?

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