What effects do nicotine have on the body when it comes to working out? I don't smoke, but i dip copenhagen...Yeah i know it's nasty , but i've really been wandering about this lately,
Any help would be appreciated, Thanks
it increases blood pressure via vasoconstriction
it also causes sever gum rot, which is what i would be most concerned with, followed by oral cancer
I stopped smoking at New Year - and the benefits are outstanding!
As an example - I did a run before Christmas - and my heart rate hovered around 174bpm.
1 week after quitting - on the same run and at same intensity - it dropped to 162bpm.
2 weeks after quitting - did the same run - and it's now at 158bpm.
I'm eating more (better and more consistently). Put on around 3 kgs in 2 weeks - which is great!
I fyou want loads of good detailed info on the detrimental effects smoking has on the body - I recommend www.whyquit.com
Hope this helps