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Follow a healthier lifestyle by quit smoking and stop drinking; 4 easy methods to do so

Healthy living reiterates us to quit smoking and stop drinking which is surely a gradual process. Here are a few easy methods to do so!

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New Delhi Published on: April 02, 2019 19:16 IST
Follow a healthier lifestyle by quit smoking and stop drinking; 4 easy methods to do so

Follow a healthier lifestyle by quit smoking and stop drinking; 4 easy methods to do so

Most lifestyle advice tells you to give that glass of wine or cigarette a miss. Serving as a reminder, a new book "Live Well To 101" on healthy living reiterates the advice we know too well, topped off with practical tips that finally help you say No.

Thus, listed down are a few useful tips to quit smoking:

> Cigarettes don't contain just nicotine but a range of toxic, carcinogenic chemicals you wouldn't want near your body. Next time you reach for a cigarette that looks quite appealing, imagine yourself licking tarmac, chewing on rubber cement or drinking a cocktail of battery acid, lighter fuel and nail varnish remover. 

> If you get the opportunity to talk to a smoker who has developed diseases as a result of smoking, knowing their stories might help put off your habit.

> To quit, go public! Telling everyone will keep you motivated. Also put aside cigarette money for something special, like a personal reward or charity.

> It's easier never to start than it is to quit. Spread the message.

To stop alcohol consumption, the following are the suggested tips:

> Don't wait for warning signs. They may not come. Be honest with yourself about your consumption and start putting in dry days in your diary.

> Recognise your triggers and work on them. For instance, if you reach for the bottle when your kids are asleep, find ways to keep yourself occupied and not be tempted.

> Offer to drive when you go out, it gives you the perfect excuse to not drink.

> Understand your alcohol intake. Beers and wines have become stronger over the years so you may be taking in more units than you should, as well as more calories.

(IANS Inputs)

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