Smoking Effects on Health
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Affects of Smoking on Sports Performance
Lack of Blood Oxygen and Narrowed Blood Vessels
Generally the faster your heart rate is the more oxygen your muscles needs. Cigarettes contain carbon monoxide, which binds to the hemoglobin in your blood more effectively than even oxygen, which means that your muscles are unable to get the oxygen that they require during exercise. This makes your heart work even harder. we need oxygen in are bodies to create mitochondria cells, we need oxygen to
Smoking will narrow your blood vessels, this makes blood getting pumped throughout your body a slower and more difficult process while playing sports. It also puts extra strain on your heart every time it pumps, because it has to work harder in order to supply your body with the blood oxygen it needs to function.
Increased Resting Heart Rate and Airway Resistance
Your resting heart rate is also increased by smoking, it is greatly increased in smokers because of their extra work your heart must do in order to meet all physiological demands of your body. This also means that when exercising, your heart rate could possibly rise to dangerous levels in order to meet the physical demands you're requesting of it.
Airway resistance refers to the rate at which air enters and exits your lungs. One inhalation of a cigarette can increase this resistance by up to three times. Other factors such as tar build up, inflamed mucous membranes and reduced air capacity will also increase airway resistance, making it more and more difficult to produce the oxygen your body needs when playing sports.