Kettlebell Trainer Lorna Kleidman Reacts to an Article Concerning a Study that Suggests Exercise Can Keep Cigarette Cravings at Bay

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Following an article published for The Chicago Tribute, fitness trainer Lorna Kleidman comments on a study that suggests exercise can provide temporary craving relief for smokers

On September 12th, Lorna Kleidman, creator of the kettlebell program KettleX, responds to an article published for The Chicago Tribune which reports a study suggesting exercise can temporarily relieve nicotine cravings.

According to the article, a recent British study published in the journal Addiction expresses that exercise provides temporary craving relief for smokers who are looking to quit. The article reports that the study was led by Adrian Taylor, a professor at the University of Exeter, who found that, “In the trials used for the study, smokers were randomly assigned to either exercise - most often, brisk walking or biking - or some kind of ‘passive’ activity, such as watching a video or just sitting quietly.” According to The Chicago Tribute, the study concluded that those who worked out had less of a craving to smoke.

Kettlebell trainer Lorna Kleidman commends the informative study. According to Kleidman, “Many people find relief in smoking. I believe that by exercising, smokers will find the same relief in a healthful alternative. By opting to exercise instead of reaching for a cigarette, smokers will do wonders for their health and wellbeing.” The Chicago Tribune states that Taylor’s study has been combined with 19 additional clinical trials which suggest that exercising can curb cigarette cravings.

Taylor commented on the study to The Chicago Tribune stating, “Exercise may serve as a distraction, while being active might also boost people's mood, so that they don't feel as great a need to feel better by smoking.” Kleidman believes that exercise provides people with calming stress relief, allowing them to experience less anxiety and feel more accomplished after each workout.

Three-Time World Champion, Lorna Kleidman, is the World Record holder in kettlebell sport and the most decorated kettlebell athlete in the country. She developed the innovated methods used in KettleX as a way to bring the benefits of the bells to everyone in an easy to use, comprehensive and fun format. Lorna teaches individuals and group classes and has been for the past six years now.

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