Doing exercises can be dangerous for smokers, doctor says

November 29, 2019  09:47

Sports can be dangerous for smokers, because they increase pressure on the respiratory system and heart, Russian psychotherapist Valriy Likov believes.

In an interview with Moscow agency, he noted that some believe doing sports will neutralize the harmful impact of nicotine. In fact, this is a dangerous misconception.

The expert said smokers have constricted blood vessels, which increases stress on heart when doing exercises.        

“Thus, the chances of getting cardiovascular disease are increasing,” he said.

After you quit smoking respiratory function will recover by 10 percent several months later, while the risk of myocardial infarction will reduced in ten years. 

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