She smokes a cigarette every Saturday! AND SHE WAS NAMED THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN THE WORLD!
I have been told all of my life that cigarette are BAD! That cigarettes make you look old and they’ll kill you. Well, apparently if you’re only smoking 1 per week you too can be voted People Magazines “Most Beautiful Woman In The World”.
Here is what she said verbatim, when asked by Harper’s Bazaar Magazine what her “guilty pleasure” was:
“My one, light, American Spirit that I smoke once a week, on Saturday night.”
So now I’m considering eating lard once a week.
Seriously though, how bad is one cigarette a week?
Fit Tip Fact #1 Just a few cigarettes can increase your blood pressure.
BUT, smoking 1 cigarette is way better than smoking a pack. If we break it down, Gwyneth smokes 52 cigarettes a year, that’s a little over 2 1/2 packs a year.
But what happens when you smoke?
1st: Although we may feel more relaxed as we smoke, our blood pressure and heart rate both increase, the heart pumps differently, and the blood flow to the capillaries decreases, AKA DARK CIRCLES!
2nd: Blood carbon monoxide levels increase. Carbon monoxide takes the place of oxygen in some of your red blood cells, and it sticks on to the red cells for days, preventing oxygen from being carried by these cells.
3rd: Other changes happen in our airways: the little finger-like cilia which keep airways clear of phlegm are ‘stunned’ by chemicals in the smoke and tiny muscles in our airways contract, constricting them.
4th: There are also measurable changes in the immune system.
Sooooo, I guess Gwyneth Paltrow proves that although some things in life are bad for you, it’s okay to do them…once a week.
Life’s too short.
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