Tip Thursday

Smoking

Did you know that smoking has been linked to osteoporosis, poor tissue healing, lower pain threshold and the progression of back pain?

 

Research has shown that if you quit smoking before surgery it can lead to faster wound healing, reduced complications, reduced hospital stay and faster recovery of functional capacity.

 

Five Tips to Help you Quit Smoking

1) Drink water

2) Eat a healthy snack

3) Two minutes of exercise when craving

4) Save the money you’d spend on cigarettes

5) Get support from www.quit.ie and join the quit community

Marie Walsh