The effects that alcohol and smoking have on exercise

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  • The effects of smoking and alcohol on exercise
    • Short term effects
      • Smoking
        • It relaxes you
          • This effects your performance during exercise.
        • reduces tension
        • lowers inhibitions
        • impairs concentration
          • This effects your performance during exercise.
        • slows your reflexes
          • This effects your performance during exercise.
        • impairs reaction time
          • This effects your performance during exercise.
        • reduced coordination - which can cause injury
          • This effects your performance during exercise.
        • causes loss of balance - which can cause injury.
          • This effects your performance during exercise.
      • Alcohol
        • Breathlessness
          • This effects your performance during exercise.
    • Long term-effects
      • Alcohol
        • increased weight
          • which affects agility and flexibility
          • you burn more calories
          • increase in air resistance
          • change in centre of gravity
        • Increase chance of cancer in the liver and/or bowel.
        • Increase cance of heart failure
        • High blood pressure
        • Addictive.
      • Smoking
        • Can lead to heart and lung disease, cancer or premature death.
        • More likely to have a heart attack and more likely to die from heart disease.
        • More likely to have strokes, blood clots and angina.
        • Can cause respiratory disease, like emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
        • Unable to do much activity.
        • Risk of diabetes is much higher.
        • Addictive
        • Decrease performance in practical activity due to carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke.

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