Scientists explained how sport helps to quit Smoking

© Fotolia / ѕһагаки1216Сломанная cigarette in the ashtray. Archival photoScientists explained how sport helps to quit Smoking© Fotolia / sharaku1216

Regular exercise makes it easier to survive the withdrawal syndrome that develops as a result of quitting Smoking. This is stated in a study published in the journal British Journal of Pharmacology.

Scientists say that, despite the availability of evidence about the effectiveness of sport in the treatment of nicotine dependence, the mechanisms of this phenomenon remained unknown.

As a result on laboratory mice of the experiment revealed that physical activity, regardless of intensity, have an impact on located in the hippocampus of α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. As a result of development according to their sensitivity decreases, and the body needs all the big «dose» of nicotine. Exercise restore their activity and thereby reduce the symptoms of the syndrome.