If You Want to Get Fit, How Does Vaping Affect Your Exercise Routine?
While not all of us train to become professional athletes, we all know we should engage in some level of physical activity every now and then whether it be jogging, taking a stroll, playing a sport, or hitting the gym. Our physical health is extremely important and if you wish to live a long and healthy life, engaging in physical activity and exercising regularly is absolutely essential.
Individuals who take their physical health seriously need to completely give up smoking as cigarettes have a detrimental effect on your bodily health in addition to causing acute damage to your lungs and your heart. However, giving up cigarettes is not at all easy, and while a few individuals are able to go ‘cold turkey’ most people need additional support to help them do so. One of the most popular and effective cessation aids are vapes which have proved to help thousands of people quit smoking.
Below, we’ll look at whether vaping will affect your exercise routine and some of the other pros and cons of vaping.
But before we do so, we think it important to stress that the NHS provides a free stop smoking service throughout England and, as part of that service, they can support you if you want to use e-cigarettes, another name for a vape, to help you quit, although the NHS cannot provide the vapes!
Does vaping affect your physical health?
The very next and logical question people ask is whether and how vaping affects one’s physical health and exercise routine. As opposed to cigarettes, vapes do not have toxic chemicals and tobacco associated with their usage and neither do they contain any tar that can affect an individual’s lungs and hence undermine their capacity to exercise and remain fit. Vapes do not affect one’s physical health as much as regular cigarettes do.
Does vaping affect your exercise routine?
The reason that so much speculation surrounds vaping is that it is a new product and there is not a lot of data or research that surrounds its long-term use. However, the data that is available in accordance with newly conducted research is that vaping has no significant impact on an individual’s exercise routine.
In fact, smokers who switch to vaping and stop smoking cigarettes completely report an improved account for their capability to perform cardio. While the main reason behind this improvement is that those individuals do not necessarily consume any toxic chemicals and that the build-up of tar around their lungs is decreasing significantly, vaping does not necessarily have any positive or negative affect on individuals’ exercise routines.
Is vaping good for your health?
Vape products are highly regulated and the research into the benefits and concerns are ongoing, but the consensus is that vaping does not necessarily have any bad or any advantageous effects on an individual’s health. However, when you consider the fact that most people who start vaping do so to quit smoking regular cigarettes, the fact remains that vaping is in fact better for your health in comparison.
While vaping does not necessarily contain any nutrients or proteins that make it good for your health to consume, other than if you consume vaping liquid that contains special ingredients such as CBD, vapes do not generally contain anything harmful either, although this is under constant review.
How is vaping better than smoking?
1. No harmful chemicals produced
While there are multiple reasons that support this, the most common one is the fact that vaping does not produce or consume any harmful or toxic chemicals. In fact, vaping liquids come in nicotine-free flavours as well, and users may as well vape without consuming any nicotine at all.
2. No second-hand smoke
The other reason why vaping is better for your health is that in comparison to cigarettes, there is no production or consumption of second-hand smoke.
Second-hand smoke from cigarettes can be extremely dangerous for people sitting around a smoker, particularly young children, and can also leave even a non-smoker with that awful tobacco smell. However, this issue does not exist with vaping devices.
3. Easy to quit
Another reason why vaping is better for your health is that vapes are not addictive and users confirm it is easy to quit vaping any time they want. However, this is not true for smoking cigarettes, and individuals who smoke are addicted to the act and struggling with quitting even when their life depends on it. Although vapes to contain low levels of nicotine, these levels are tiny in comparison to the nicotine in cigarettes.
4. No withdrawal symptoms
Vaping is also better than smoking mainly because it has no withdrawal symptoms in case an individual does opt to quit vaping. However, it is common knowledge that smoking has many potentially dangerous withdrawal symptoms associated with it.
Although research is ongoing, and there are some health concerns, evidence continues to support the benefits of using vaping to quit smoking and confirms that vaping does not negatively impact your exercise regime.