Including CBD in your fitness Regimen
By now you must be aware of just how much you can do with CBD and in how many ways CBD can help you in life. Apart from just being fun to vape, CBD has been found to be vital in the treatment of a long list of ailments in the body. In this write up, we’ll see one other surprising use of CBD- in fitness.
The whole world is now moving into a pattern of fitness and healthy living. The main reason for this is because diabetes and unhealthy lifestyle related disease is an international epidemic. There are several ways to work out and each to their own. As long as you are working out in some way or the other, it is a good sign.
Using supplements when working out
There are a number of ways in which supplements can help when working out. Some compounds give you better intensity during workouts, some of energise you. Supplements are also used to try and lose fat, gain muscle, and make the muscle definition pop out. There are a lot of different types of supplements and each of them have their own way of helping you achieve the look you are going for. CBD can help in the following ways.
- Improving appetite control
If you are trying to lose a few pounds or generally wanting to eat healthier and better, there are a few things that you should keep in mind and one of them is to always cut back on the calories. We have the habit of packing in unnecessary calories through the day by snacking, drinking coffees and teas, as well munching on cookies and cakes. When taken early in the morning in your preferred way- this could be anything from powders, to pastes, and even oil, CBD may help with the urge to eat every time you look at food. THC, or the active ingredient in weed has the opposite effect. Using CBD as a dietary aid is comes highly recommended.
- Jitter free energy
You know what a coffee rush is right? That heightened feeling and awareness you see comes only with coffee and soon, it comes crashing down. That is quite unhealthy. It is also addictive, makes you groggy and will not let you sleep. All of this can have an effect on your overall health. Using coffee before a workout was a great idea a few years ago, thankfully people don’t do it any more. Even other energy drinks that you see in the market are loaded with sugar and caffeine, both of which are actually bad for you at those doses. Just a bit of CBD and you have a smooth flow of alertness which then gradually wears off, giving you restful sleep.
- Puts you in a better mood
People normally work out out regularly, but just go through the motions. It eventually leads to lack of motivation and you might just be bored in the gym, lifting the same weights and doing the same routines. If that is what you are going through, CBD can help. Simply take some before hitting the gym. It puts you in a good, relaxed state of mind, pushing you to work out with renewed energy. It gives you an improved perspective of things. CBD may help you focus, so take a few hits before you workout, once you do it, you’ll find your self focussing and really getting into your workout. You get a sort of mental energy and creativity peaks, but there is no high, so you are likely to have great work outs. It is vital that you are in the zone when exercising or it could prove to be bad for you.
- Sparks creativity
If you have a set regimen, with CBD in you, your creativity is at the peak, so you can mix and match. You need not be stuck doing he same thing over and again. You can get a really effective workout if you are able to surprise your body in working out muscle groups out of the everyday pattern. Your body will be challenged and your muscles will really get trained in ways that you might not have otherwise.
- May Help with pain
Pain is something that goes well with workouts and fitness. If you are a regular at the gym or the track, you will have noticed that there are two types of pain that a body under the stress of exercise faces- first, there is the pain that comes when working out. It is the pain that feels sore and is caused by lactic acid in the muscles. It is the type of pain that discourages you from doing that one more push up, pull up, crunch or squat. You bosy will begin to tire and stall. That is when you really have to push through and force the bosy to complete the reps.The second kind of pain is associated with post workout pain, the next day. That is the time when the muscle grows. There are microscopic rips in the muscle that need to heal and that will take a day or two. When this repair is done, that portion feels stiffer and stronger. That is when you know your pain has led to gain. Either way, pain is not fun and CBD helps you manage it.
By raising the pain threshold effectively, you are able to push yourself further, and through its anti inflammatory properties, the pain the next day after working out can also be managed effectively.
- There is no high
CBD does not induce a high. What this means is that, you will be in complete control of yourself at all times. THC is also fine to work out with, but the high may be a distraction for some. CBD, hence is superior in the workout aspect.
While not everyone may experience the same effects, it is definitely worth the try. Why don’t you take a few hits of CBD before you hit the gym next time?
Alaina Dorsey is CEO, freelance cannabis copywriter and content strategist at her Baltimore-based business Bud Biz Llama in Maryland.
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