One of the benefits of getting sick with a cold is you’re forced to eat well and be good to your body. So last Monday when I was sidelined with a nasty one I immediately jumped on the health bandwagon and pulled up my health socks. I started eating superfoods, drinking super tea, drinking tons of super water, and taking my super vitamins. The end result was my kicking that cold’s ass in record time — seven days.
But it wasn’t only what I was putting in my body that made all the difference, it was also what I wasn’t putting in. I love white wine like nobody’s business, and even though I kicked that cold’s ass two day ago I’ve been feeling so good I want to see how far I can go, so I’ve had no desire to sip from the delicious sweet nectar. I’m also on day #10 of no ciggies, which is probably the main reason I’m feeling so much better. I’ve been a social smoker off-and-on for ten years or so, but it’s always been easy for me to quit whenever I want. So if I feel so good when I quit, why bother starting up again? 99% of the time I can blame that part on the sweet nectar. But in December I turn 37 so I’d like to shut this vicious cycle down while there’s still time to profit from the last bit of youth I still have inside of me which will give my lungs and body enough time to repair the damage before it’s too late.
An interesting new study was just unveiled about what happens to a woman’s body when she stops smoking — particularly with regards to the age timeline — and even though I’m a man the advantages are probably very similar. At the end of the day the only way someone can kick the nicotine habit is if they decide they want to, and the information in the following story will certainly help boost the motivation.