Originally published on 14-Apr-17
How to get healthier with marijuana
Cannabis is a wonderful way to stay in shape and maintain a healthy weight, yet also stimulate appetite and enjoy the finer things in life. Here are a few ways you can use cannabis to kick your workout life into higher gear, or stimulate your appetite and battle anxiety or depression.
Stimulate Your Appetite
One great way to make sure you are eating enough and enjoying eating is to dab, vape, smoke, or use edibles before you sit down to a meal. There are all kinds of things that can cause lack of appetite, from stress and anxiety, to something more serious like chemo or an eating disorder. Try cannabis to get you excited about eating again, and help you eat enough to maintain a healthy weight.
Help With Mental Illness
Cannabis can also be a great tool for battling mental illness and staying healthy and happy. Many strains are great for anxiety, and are smoked to help calm nerves. Other strains are great for treating depression, and allowing users to eat, socialize, and sleep while battling depressive thoughts.
Gives You Energy to Work Out
The stigma that cannabis just makes you hungry and lazy is slowly starting to fade away. Many strains of cannabis, especially sativas, are great for getting you up and moving and keeping you active. Try an upper strain the next time you need to go to the gym but aren’t quite feeling up for it, or want to go for a run around the block.
In addition to being great for appetite and energy, cannabis enhances enjoyment in general. If you dread biking or running, smoking a little or vaping can help make those activities seem more like fun games than dull chores. Plus, the relaxing feeling at the end of your workout will be even better.
Can be Imbibed in a Healthy Way
Maybe you’ve always wanted to give cannabis a try to help with one of the above categories, but you’ve always been hesitant because you value health and don’t want to smoke anything. There are so many ways to use cannabis now that don’t involve smoking at all. Get a vape pen for flower or concentrate, or take a light edible before your workout, and you will be reaping all of the benefits of cannabis without having to smoke any plant matter.