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TheActiveTimes: Better Sex, Healthier Teeth, Clearer Skin: 8 Surprise Benefits of Exercise

3) Helping Kick the Habit

As every smoker knows, nicotine is super addictive, but its kryptonite may just be a good workout. One study by the University of Toronto correlated an exercise-induced effect on the level of the stress hormone cortisol with reduced nicotine cravings. While other studies haven't confirmed the cortisol connection, they consistently agree that working up a sweat can make it easier to say no to smokes.

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