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Vaping and exercise

Discussion in 'Health, Safety and Vaping' started by Gue Ting Xuan, Jan 24, 2019.

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  1. Gue Ting Xuan

    Gue Ting Xuan Senior Member

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    Jan 18, 2019
    Johor Bahru
    Do you workout or do any form of exercises regularly?
    How is your vaping affecting your exercises in a positive and negative way?
     
  2. Jebbn

    Jebbn Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 2, 2018
    Australia
    Smoking tobacco affected me negatively as far as exercise went - as far as just generally living went.
    engaging in the activity of vaping enabled me to quit tobacco and along the way I noticed all kinds of health and well being benefits. My liver now functions normally, my platelets levels have returned to normal, my circulation and respiratory systems have improved. All that means I can exercise more often, longer and more vigorously and it follows that my general health, agility, mobility, strength etc have all seen some good improvements.

    If I never smoked tobacco I doubt I would have seen those improvements.
    Personal opinion, I doubt if I quit vaping that I would experience any real meaningful gains in fitness over what I have since quitting tobacco.

    Some of your questions seem more like they are coming from a questionnaire put together by a marketing or research group than coming from a concerned or questioning individual. ;)
     
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  3. greek mule

    greek mule Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 2, 2018
    Athens,Greece
    INDEED !
     
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  4. Topwater Elvis

    Topwater Elvis Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Dec 26, 2012
    Texas
    1. I am a very active person that does various strenuous manual labor activities daily, many times a day sometimes all day.
    2. Neither smoking or vaping affected my activities either way.
    I'm one that really saw no gains in health, physical abilities or stamina when I exchanged smoking for vaping.

    Age & injuries are the biggest negative factor in my physical abilities and stamina.

    The stress created by worry & anxiety will end your life much earlier than smoking or vaping.
    Exercise may help if it alleviates or controls mental stresses, worry & anxiety.

    Considering many of your posts talk of your mental struggles, you need to get those under control with the help of medical / mental health professionals first & foremost.
    Then try to improve other aspects from there.
     
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  5. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    I also think it’s likely more of a survey question. Not a reason not to answer it though. Surveys I find mostly innocuous. The only one I had a problem with recently was a person attempting to market nicotine gum to vapers which was mostly just massively underinformed in concept.
     
  6. sofarsogood

    sofarsogood Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 12, 2014
    I switched to vaping 4 years ago. A year ago I reformed my diet and started exerciseing (too bad it wasn't sooner. Weather permitting I do an hour a day of brisk walking. I can vape during those sessions. Then I do 60-90 minutes of low to moderate cardio on a shwin airdyne in the basement. Finally, three strength training sessions a week, also in the basement. If I was still smoking this activity would be impossible. One of the best things vapers could do is get in shape to showcase the benefits of switching. I got rid of 25 pounds, back to my high school waist and waist line (we were a skinny bunch in those days.)
     
  7. Gue Ting Xuan

    Gue Ting Xuan Senior Member

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    Jan 18, 2019
    Johor Bahru
    I read that stop vaping 2 hour before any exercise will be good for your stamina...anyone have personal experience on this?Whats the science behind this for vaping?
     
  8. Topwater Elvis

    Topwater Elvis Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Dec 26, 2012
    Texas
    The only time I stop vaping for two hours is when I'm sleeping or on an airplane.
    I'd bet that is not unusual for most vapers.

    As far as the science behind the relationship between stamina & vaping I seriously doubt any based on reality exists.

    Rephrasing your question won't get the answers you want to hear.
    " I read " something doesn't mean anything without identifying the source.
     
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  9. Gue Ting Xuan

    Gue Ting Xuan Senior Member

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    Jan 18, 2019
    Johor Bahru
    Do you do any form of exercise?
     
  10. Topwater Elvis

    Topwater Elvis Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Dec 26, 2012
    Texas
    Uhmm, yes, like I said in my previous response to this thread... All the time, daily, sometimes all day.
     
  11. Peter22

    Peter22 Full Member

    Mar 29, 2019
    I didn'zt know that there is some kind of workout. is there some guide in the net?
     
  12. Ohm My God

    Ohm My God Full Member

    Dec 5, 2018
    Very good topic indeed. When I was vaping, I found that my lungs cleared up drastically as soon as I quit cigarettes. I do fence contracting which is in the manual labor field, so my lungs are very important to keep me moving and my stamina is also very important. The moment I switched to vaping, things got very much easier as far as breathing. So I would say yes, vaping DOES help you breathe better when you are physically working/exercising.

    Currently, I am 56 days vaping and nicotine free, and honestly, my breathing hasn't really changed. You can take my situation (I'm a non-vaper/smoker now) and my lungs feel equivalent to when I was vaping. Lungs will clear up drastically once you put the cigarettes down.

    Good luck, and great question!
     
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  13. halbgott

    halbgott Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 23, 2012
    I went from having breathing trouble, constant leg pain and trouble walking up stairs to having no issues from the switch. I get extremely infuriated with the anti vaping trend by politicians as I'd guess most do not have experience with how hard it is to quit combustibles. One of the ways I've shut down lectures by health providers is to say I don't want to go back to smoking Given that, I think some do not want or can't admit for fear of ridicule that it is less harmful. Though more severe than nicotine I wish a poll could be taken for how many of the legislators and doctors support needle exchanges.
     
  14. Starscream66

    Starscream66 Full Member

    Jun 6, 2019
    I came from chewing tobacco to vaping. I'm a competitive bodybuilder so I'm VERY regularly in the gym. I feel, for one the effects of chewing tobacco vs smoking/vaping are different. Chewing was almost more of a rush or amped effect. While vaping is very calming, mellowing and relaxing. I do feel a little shorter of breath vaping but more noticeable for me is that I feel like it makes me VERY lazy.. it's actually hard for me to get to the gym since I've started vaping.

    Now I don't want to chalk this all up to vaping alone.. I'm sure other things in my life are effecting that drive as well. But I do feel vaping has a lot to do with it.

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  15. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    Chewing tobacco, like cigarettes have a lot of pharmacologically active chemicals in them, many of which are really bad for you, whereas most vape juice has just the one. NETs have more. Might be an interesting test to see if vaping a NET produces a change.
    Personally I doubt it. It’s more likely other factors. It’s so hard to know with health stuff. One is affected by so many different things at the same time some of which are not noticeable.
     
  16. sofarsogood

    sofarsogood Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 12, 2014
    My impression of the situation, if you are in the 99%, average Joe who wants to be fit, there's no conflict between vaping and fitness. If you are in the 1% elite class, say athelete or singer, shooting for the top--don't vape. In fact, don't do anything fun. Live a completely boring life that all funnels into the performance goals.
     
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  17. Ipster

    Ipster Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    I think I am somewhere around six years since I was near tobacco, albeit still vaping regularly, daily. Ive no doubt that both smoking off and on for decades and lack of exercise limited my breathing and cardio pulmonary workouts. Like many, I gained weight when I stopped smoking. Im not as dedicated to making the gym as I should to rehab fitness as ex smoker, but when I am going to work out, vaping is not part of the routine.To vape & workout imho are contadictory. I was always limited by smoking, Id try to cut way back in summers while swimming more. Decades of smoking though has certainly prevented peak performance, even if I wanted that as a goal. Vaping is simply the substitute for hand to mouth habit with fewer dangers.The only time I am not vaping is when flying, working out, or at any location its prohibited(just about any public place). Smoking “back when” was never as regulated as vaping is today. You’ll never convince me that vaping for former smokers has any significant negative effects on activities! I cant speak to those vaping ppl who never smoked.


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  18. GOMuniEsq

    GOMuniEsq Self-Proclaimed Member ECF Veteran

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    Aug 25, 2012
    Alberta, Canada
    Shill alert! Since starting vaping I do so much deep breathing I'm practically a meditation guru.
     
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