One forum member asks the question: "What I need is some real data or personal experences about smoking while exercising. I already know smoking is bad, and leads to health problems. I'm not really looking for responses telling me something I already know. On that note this is what I dont know.....If you smoke 2 - 5 cigarettes a day, ""as I do" can you expect to gain lung capasity if you run a mile every day?"
The short answer to that question, of course, is yes. In fact, our Quit Smoking Guide describes what happens to your body after you quit and says that your lung function will improve after just 2 weeks off cigarettes. Still, if you smoke and exercise, you may not even be aware of how much more your body could be doing until you quit.
What do you think? If you used to be a smoker, what changes did you experience in your workouts when you quit? Come join the discussion and tell us what you think.