I was so confused when leaving the gym. There in front of me was a women who had been working out the same time as I had. What she did next, shocked and befuddled me.
This woman who is concerned about having a healthy body, lit up a cigarette! I couldn't believe it!
Our muscles need energy to work properly. They use the chemical adenosine triphosphate (ATP) for their energy source. Muscles must continuously make ATP when we exercise and oxygen must be supplied to the muscles
A recent study found that smoking hampers physical fitness and smokers seem to have lower physical endurance than nonsmokers. Cigarettes push blood pressure up, and increase the heart rate.
This woman was poisoning her body with the cigarettes yet expects the same stressed organs to work hard during exercise. This puts a double strain on your heart, blood vessels, pulse, and blood pressure, as well as diminishes the oxygen levels in the blood.
Why would anyone do this to themselves?
Before I get to judgemental, I must confess, that I do many things that are not good for me. Then I started thinking about all of the things that hamper my relationship with God.