For those of you who have an addictive personality, you might want to take a minute to read this article. While some addictions, like eating chocolate, are not too harmful, others, like smoking, actually have consequences.
When and if you finally reach the decision that you want to quit, your body will undergo certain changes. Here are 16 things that happen to your body upon quitting.
1. Blood Pressure: Merely 20 minutes after you put down your last cigarette, your blood pressure and pulse will already begin to normalize.
2. Oxygen: Upon reaching nearly eight hours without having smoking, your body’s carbon monoxide levels as well as oxygen levels will begin to neutralize in your body.
3. Heart Attack: Merely one day without smoking will reduce your risk of a heart attack. Although you feel irritated, your body is actually trying to cleanse itself.
4. Senses: Smoking has the ability to decrease your sense perception. Merely 48 hours without smoking will already help your nerve endings grow, and improve your sense of taste and smell.
5. Circulation: 2 weeks to 3 months without smoking, and your lungs functionality will increase by 30%. As your blood circulation increases, you’ll find it easier to walk long distances without losing your breath.