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Can exercising daily help you avoid weight gain when quitting smoking?

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Staying physically active can help you manage your stress and keep your weight in check while you quit smoking. Since your metabolism may slow once you quit smoking, regular workouts can help speed it up naturally. As little as 10 minutes of exercise a day can help.

SOURCES: 

American Heart Association: “How Can I Avoid Weight Gain When I Stop Smoking?”

American Cancer Society: “Staying Tobacco-free After You Quit Smoking.”

Mayo Clinic: “Why is weight gain common after you quit smoking? What can I do to avoid it?”

Smokefree.gov: “Managing Portion Size.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 14, 2019

SOURCES: 

American Heart Association: “How Can I Avoid Weight Gain When I Stop Smoking?”

American Cancer Society: “Staying Tobacco-free After You Quit Smoking.”

Mayo Clinic: “Why is weight gain common after you quit smoking? What can I do to avoid it?”

Smokefree.gov: “Managing Portion Size.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 14, 2019

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