WHETHER YOU'RE TRYING TO BOOST YOUR MOOD, STAY POSITIVE OR FIND MORE ENJOYMENT IN EXERCISE - WEED CAN HELP.
Working out is hard. It's repetitive, painful and often boring—and it's all too easy to find reasons not to do it. On the other hand, cannabis can make you feel great. It can relax you, enhance your mood and make even the most menial tasks seem like fun. So why not combine the two? Working out can help stave off anxiety and depression; cannabis has been shown to help with both those conditions as well as others like PTSD. But it goes beyond that: It turns out that working out while stoned can actually improve your performance in ways that go above and beyond what either practice would achieve on its own. Here are some reasons why weed is the perfect complement to exercise:
It's not hard to feel inspired to work out when you're high.
It's not hard to feel inspired to work out when you're high. Here's why:
Cannabinoids like THC and THCV can have an effect on your mood that makes you more relaxed and less stressed, which makes working out easier.
The cannabinoid receptors in our brains control motivation and reward, so the more active they are, the more motivated we'll be.
CBD has been found to help with pain management during exercise and improve recovery time after workouts. It also increases focus and stamina while exercising by reducing anxiety levels (which are known as one of the biggest barriers for people who want to exercise but don't).
Workouts become more intuitive and easier to learn when you're stoned.
You know what they say: knowledge is power. And while it's true that a good workout can help you get rid of some of that post-indulgence puffiness, it won't do much good if you don't know how to make your workouts count. When you're smoking weed before or after a workout, however, all of those patterns come into focus—and not just the ones in your bong hits.
You'll be able to see the patterns in your workout: what kind of exercises work best for different parts of your body; when to rest between sets; how long each exercise should go on for; etc. You'll have a better understanding of how your body is moving and where its limitations are (fatigue from overexertion usually doesn't happen overnight). And perhaps most importantly, as we've already mentioned above:
You'll be able to better understand the impact that exercise has on your body (e.g., soreness).
Your body will get a new type of soreness after a workout on weed.
If you haven't tried this pairing, let me tell you: it's a match made in heaven. The two are perfect for each other because they both involve the body, and your body will feel different after a workout on weed.
The first thing that will happen after exercising while high is that you're going to feel sore—but not in a bad way! When I say "sore," I don't mean DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) or morning stiffness like when your muscles are tight from sitting at work all day; instead, I'm talking about those "good" aches.
These aches mean that the workout was effective and has stimulated growth throughout your body—and it's also what makes exercising so satisfying! Your muscles will be sore because they've been worked harder than usual (and maybe even harder than they're used to), but since THC and other cannabinoids can act as analgesics by blocking pain receptors in our bodies, these aches won't bother us as much as they would if we were sober.
There is no need to be afraid of overdoing it on your first few tries at working out while high.
Don't be afraid to try going for a run or lifting weights when you're high. While exercise can be dangerous for people with heart problems, as well as those who are sedentary and out of shape, the same isn't true for active users. In fact, there may be some benefits to exercising while stoned!
What's more, if you do end up overdoing it on your first few tries at working out while high, that's okay too: You can always take a break and try again later in the day (or week). The body has limits; time will tell what yours are.
You might want to stick with solo sports when getting active while stoned.
While it's true that getting high can make you more active, this doesn't mean you should necessarily play team sports while high. When your attention span is shorter, it's hard to focus on your form and technique when playing individual sports like tennis or golf—and those fine motor skills are what make these sports so difficult! In addition to being less focused, you may also have trouble with coordination and balance due to the effects. A lack of coordination could lead to injury if you're playing a competitive sport like basketball or football (or even putting).
It's important to remember that smoking weed affects everyone differently; each person will have different levels of tolerance based on how often they've smoked before as well as their size/weight ratio compared with other people. If someone has never tried cannabis before then they may experience more pronounced side effects than those who are used to smoking marijuana regularly; therefore it may be best for beginners not only because it'll give them time adjust but also because they will get less comfortable being around people who smoke regularly.
You'll want to take extra care to stay hydrated.
When you're enjoying a nice, healthy workout in the hot sun, it's important to stay hydrated. That means drinking plenty of water throughout your workout—more than you think you need!
Weed is known for its ability to increase thirst and hunger, but those effects are often short-lived (as well as mild). A better way to ensure that we're properly hydrated is to bring along some water with us on our runs or hikes.
If you end up feeling lightheaded while exercising after smoking weed, that could be due either to dehydration or overconsumption of caffeine—a common side effect of cannabis use. If this happens often enough, consider switching from coffee-based drinks like soda or energy drinks into more natural alternatives like tea; both green tea and black tea contain less caffeine than coffee does.
Finally: don't mix cannabis with alcohol! Alcohol has been shown in numerous studies to inhibit the body's ability to process THC properly and can lead users down an unpleasant path of nausea and vomiting (not exactly what we're hoping for when it comes time for a post-workout meal).
You'll have some serious hunger pangs.
You might find yourself experiencing some serious hunger pangs after your workout. That's because cannabis is a natural appetite stimulant, meaning it can make you feel hungry even if you're not actually hungry.
Even though most people enjoy eating when they're stoned, it’s important to keep an eye on what you're eating and avoid any sugary snacks that may lead to a sugar crash later on in the day. Instead, opt for healthy foods like fruits and vegetables—they'll fill you up without the added calories or sugar found in junk food! Unlike THC, some cannabinoids like THCV have been shown to reduce appetite and boost metabolism, a great combination for those looking to stay fit.
Cannabis is the perfect compliment to your workout regime
Cannabis is the perfect compliment to your workout regime. With consistent exercise, you can increase circulation and promote overall health, but sometimes it's hard to get through a grueling session without feeling like death. This is where cannabis comes in.
Cannabis can help you relax, focus on your task at hand, and push through pain while exercising—and all of these benefits work together with exercise to make sure that you're getting the most out of both activities.
In conclusion, we can see that cannabis is the perfect supplement to your workout regime. It will help you forget about any aches and pains you might have been experiencing beforehand, and allow you an entirely new perspective on what it means to be active. There are many different ways in which this can be achieved: taking edibles before working out (which we recommend), tincturing during or after physical activity; even microdosing while at rest! Whatever method works best for you will depend on your experience level with cannabis; however, what's important is that both of these things are good for our bodies as well as our minds. So go ahead: hit the bowl and the gym!