Is smoking affect on bodybuilding?




The answer is: yes

To you, it might just be another cigarette, but to your body, it’s a serious crisis that requires all systems to be put on red alert. Imagine a series of wildfires hitting a small peaceful town every single day, never giving the citizens enough time to heal and rebuild.

Dangerous Side Affects

  • Increase in heart rate
  • Increase in hormone production
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Constriction of small blood vessels on skin
  • Changes in blood composition
  • Changes in metabolism

What Happen When You Smoke




When you smoke cigarette at first time nicotine creates chain inside you body and when the effect of nicotine chain is about to over then nicotine demands the chain again and you willing to smoke this is how you get addicted to smoking.

Now the people who do exercise(Gym) daily and addicted to smoking.As You smoke it will decrease your endurance level(stamina) if you willing to do more repeatation  in gym its hard to do cause your oxygen level is not that enough  your lungs needs to work extra as compare to the people who don’t smoke you will start breath hard.as you smoke your providing less number of oxygen to your muscle

The another and main thing is smoking decrease you testosterone level.In bodybuilding or fat loss testosterone performs main character Testosterone helps to build muscle

Am not promoting smoking but if you smoke one cigarette a day you can still build muscle but as compare to non-smokers it will take much time to do it.And also it will damage not only your lungs but also following bodyparts

1.Teeth

One of the key components of cigarette smoke is tar – a black, sticky, resinous substance that’s highly toxic and carcinogenic. The first thing tar does after entering your mouth is coat your teeth and gums. It damages your teeth’s enamel, discoloring them and making them more sensitive.

 

2. Your Throat, Trachea and Esophagus

Cigarette smoke irritates and damages the lining of the throat. This can cause the smoker’s voice to become hoarse, making speaking more difficult. Over time, it can lead to throat cancer.

Smoke also destroys the mucosal cells that line the back of your throat. This can cause frequent infections, dryness and painful irritation of the throat.

3. Your Lungs

After traveling through the trachea, the smoke then enters the lungs. Once there, it damages the natural cleaning mechanism of the lungs, causing a buildup of tar and other chemicals in the pulmonary alveoli. This causes breathlessness, wheezing, fatigue and dizziness.



The lack of functioning cilia as well as the increased production of mucus causes smoker’s cough and leaves the smoker much more prone to lung infections such as pneumonia and tuberculosis.

4. Your Heart and Blood Vessels

The toxic carbon monoxide found in cigarette smoke is instantly absorbed into the bloodstream. It binds with hemoglobin, taking the place of oxygen. The poisoned red blood cells then proceed to circulate through veins and arteries, traveling through the heart to all organs in the human body. In the short term, this leaves the smoker tired and out of breath. In the long term, it can lead to coronary heart disease (the damage to, and weakening of the heart’s major arteries), aneurysms and atherosclerosis (a buildup of foreign matter in arteries that can block them or cause them to rupture). All of those consequences are potentially fatal.

 

5. Your Brain

Nicotine is the stimulant drug found in tobacco. After inhaling, it enters the bloodstream and travels to the brain. In response to the nicotine, the brain releases a hit of dopamine and endorphins. These are feel-good chemicals naturally used by the brain to reinforce positive behaviors such as acquiring food or succeeding in social interactions.



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