Living a healthy lifestyle goes hand-in-hand with cannabis for many consumers. Whether it is eating healthy food, exercising, or consuming other natural substances those in the cannabis culture, tend to be more self-conscious about their health. Despite what propaganda and stigma may want you to believe you can find many cannabis consumers in the gym daily. Many people are not aware that cannabis can actually help in many ways for those who exercise regularly. Here are some of the ways that cannabis can help you to gain the most from your exercise regimen.
Cannabis Helps Reduce Anxiety
For many, going to the gym comes with many emotions. One of the most common is anxiety. Anxiety about working out in front of others. Anxiety about their current physique as well as anxiety regarding being in a crowd is common. A few puffs of cannabis or micro-dosing with cannabis edibles before a workout is helping many to knock this anxiety out of the park. Thanks to this, cannabis has helped many get to the gym that wouldn’t have made it otherwise. This is just one way that cannabis can help facilitate exercise before it even begins!
Help Soothe Muscles
Sore muscles are a given when exercising regularly. This is especially true for those who are new to going to the gym regularly or those who are pushing their bodies to the max with each trip. Cannabis can help to reduce inflammation as well as relieve pain associated with working out. Especially the pain that seems to come the day following an extensive workout routine. Cannabis infused topicals such as lotions and creams are becoming very popular with many post workout due to the relief they provide.
If you are in the gym, chances are you are looking to lose weight and or lower your overall Body Mass Index or BMI. If this is the case, you will be delighted to hear that cannabis can help to increase metabolism. Additionally, it also increases the rate in which your body burns fat. These are all significant benefits to anyone looking to get in shape and live a healthier lifestyle.
According to a report in the American Journal of Medicine, cannabis consumers “have 16 percent higher levels of fasting insulin in their bodies than those who abstain.” Additionally, the report also concluded that cannabis consumers have “17% lower insulin resistance levels as well as significantly smaller average waist circumferences than their non-smoking counterparts.”
Staying focused on the routine and staying at it consistently are some of the most significant barriers that people face when looking to workout. Luckily, cannabis can help you to get in the zone! According to a professor at Canada’s McGill University, Mark Ware many athletes such as long-distance runners utilize cannabis beforehand as it “enables them to remove the monotony and stay in a steady rhythmic zone for keeping at a competitive running speed.” If you have a hard time staying in the zone when it comes to working out, perhaps a few tokes of the green could be just what you need!
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