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A recent study found that smokers who participated in a three-month resistance training program had a higher success rate of quitting than those who merely watched informational health videos over the same time period. Following the experiment, 16% of smokers who participated in the twice-a-week weight-lifting regimen reported quitting, compared to only 8% of the control group, and a follow-up investigation three months later found that the percentages were largely the same. With only a 25 person sample size, the results cannot be generalized to the entire population yet, but it remains an encouraging finding. Follow the link below to read the full article from the Los Angeles Times.

Weight lifting may help smokers quit