Do You Want to smoke?

We’re approaching the halfway mark in Stoptober, the 28 day challenge to quit cigarettes. It’s completely normal to start having thoughts or urges to have a cigarette.

As important as it is to notice these urges, it’s equally as important to not act on them. Some top tips for feeling like we need to smoke include ensuring the correct use of nicotine replacement therapy or medication, perhaps take a walk, make sure to have a drink of water and sip it when the urges start and until the feeling passes. We think in these moments where urges can feel like they’re getting on top of us, it’s best to remember why you started. Why do you want to give up smoking and hold onto that thought. Just one puff on a cigarette can be a huge setback, stay strong and make sure to talk to your Advisor when needed.

A huge benefit of stopping smoking is that exercise will start to feel easier. Exercise can also be a great outlet for releasing the stresses felt by stopping smoking. By using our service to help you stop smoking, you are also eligible to use our online virtual gym platform called The Other Room Gym.

Here, you will find a variety of classes from yoga, pilates, chair-based exercises all the way up to high-intensity interval training. There is a questionnaire that must be completed to be granted access to the platform. Upon completing the questionnaire, you will be assigned a ROOM based on your current exercise base and potential comorbidities.

Throughout the week, we have LIVE sessions going out. All of the sessions are posted on the website – be sure to look out for ones you like in the room best matching your ability.

Let’s introduce the rooms:

The Mobility Room

This is based on those with a relatively low exercise history or base level of fitness. Here, you can find the chair-based exercise sessions and classes of lower intensity.

The Progression Room.

This room hosts pilates, stretching classes at a slightly tougher intensity and beginner HIIT classes. This proves to be our most popular room with a number of live classes going on.

The Sweat Room

The sweat room is just as it sounds. We have high-intensity sessions here usually of HIIT variety which can include bodyweight exercises with periods of shorter rest or starting to incorporate weighted sessions.

If you can’t make the live session – don’t fret, we have pre-recorded sessions that we store in the Vault. You can access sessions of all abilities in here, including videos that work on form and technique too!

Like the sound of it? What an incredible offer to go alongside our support in giving up cigarettes. Be sure to ask your advisor about how to sign up to the other room gym today!

It’s not too late to sign up to Stoptober to receive free support and medication to help you quit smoking for good.