Acute effect of isometric exercise on desire to smoke and tobacco withdrawal symptoms.

@article{Ussher2006AcuteEO,
  title={Acute effect of isometric exercise on desire to smoke and tobacco withdrawal symptoms.},
  author={Michael Ussher and Robert West and Reena Doshi and Amandeep Kaur Sampuran},
  journal={Human psychopharmacology},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={39-46}
}
A brief bout of aerobic exercise (e.g. stationary bicycle) has been shown to result in an acute reduction in tobacco withdrawal symptoms and cravings in abstinent smokers. However, aerobic exercise is often not practical and it is of interest to examine whether non-aerobic exercise has a similar effect. We investigated whether isometric exercise (involving muscular contractions against resistance without movement, e.g. placing the palms of the hands together and pushing) reduces desire to smoke… CONTINUE READING
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