Vaping has been a worldwide trend since it was introduced in the market last 2003. Lots of traditional smokers switched from tobacco to vapes with custom flavors, including sportspeople.
These athletes previously had a habit of smoking and turned to vape immediately once they heard of it. They believe that even if vaping is not 100% safe for them, it is less harmful than traditional smoking.
How Do Sportspeople Remain Healthy While Vaping?
Sportspeople are known to be some of the most disciplined people. They are, however, ordinary people with their own set of unhealthy habits, some of which include smoking. Some of them smoke to relieve fatigue and, in some cases, alleviate anxiety.
There are studies that proved that switching from traditional smoking to vaping has several benefits. According to research, the following issues have been reduced by switching to vape:
- persistent coughing
- the heavy feeling in the chest
- bad breath
- shortness in breathing
- excessive phlegm
Despite the facts stated above, it is not recommended that you start vaping. But, if you are a sportsperson who has switched to vaping, here are some tips on how to keep your health while vaping.
1. Lessen the Nicotine Intake
Because vapes have varying nicotine levels, it is best to use one with a lower nicotine level. There are also 0mg vapes available for those who want to take a quick puff without consuming any nicotine.
2. Make a Schedule for Vaping
Make a habit of vaping at least two to three hours before and after participating in sports. This will give you more energy, improve your mood, and increase your stamina.
3. Keep Yourself Hydrated
“Water is life,” as the saying goes among athletes. For those who vape, it is even more important for them to take more water as it prevents the glycerin in the juices of the vape from dehydrating the body.
How much water should athletes drink? They should drink at least 1.5L of water per day, preferably more, to stay healthy and perform well.
4. Keep Motivated
Because most athletes vape or smoke due to anxiety or fatigue, staying motivated is the best thing to do. They will be healthier as a result, and their outlook on life will change.
5. Take Vaping in Moderation
There is a saying that “everything in excess is bad”. So, to keep yourself healthy, keep everything in moderation, especially when it comes to vaping.
Not everyone is given a fit body to engage in sports. If you are one of these sportspeople who have been lucky to have a strong body to do sports, it is also your responsibility to keep yourself healthy and build a healthy community around you.
It doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to stop vaping, but you just have to keep in mind the advice above. You can still enjoy vaping while doing sports. And, for those who are not in sports and want to vape, you can also follow the steps above to stay healthy.
Go on, sportspeople, enjoy while being healthy.