How Cannabis Can Be Incorporated Into A Healthy Lifestyle
We’ve made it through the first two weeks of spring and already you can feel summer is just ahead. The warm sun is inspiring outdoor adventures and future beach naps. The flowers are promising a great harvest of fruit this year. What I love the most about spring is it’s the season of rebirth, which means a fresh start and new beginnings. A time to reset and refresh in any direction you desire. My focus this year is overall wellness and how cannabis can be incorporated into a healthy lifestyle.
Here are 3 Easy Ways Cannabis Can Enhance Your Wellness Routine
Did you know you can reduce your stress and anxiety through meditation! There are quite a few studies that support that theory too. Meditation increases your alpha and theta brain waves, and coincidentally the influence of cannabis does the same, according to a study conducted by the University of Chicago back in May 2022. Combining meditation with cannabis, your body and mind may become deeply relaxed, including your state of consciousness. The combination definitely enhances the experience, and for some, like myself, may be a game changer.
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Indica and Hybrid strains tend to offer more of a full body meditational experience. I recommend trying Blueberry Scone by Khush Kush (indica), the infused Wedding Cake x Peanut Butter Jelly Breath Pre Roll by Gold Leaf (hybrid), or the 1:1 CBD Jellies by Journeyman.
CONNECTING WITH NATURE
A breath of fresh air is just what the doctor ordered! Earthing, which is also known as Grounding is when bodily contact with the Earth connects you to its natural electric charge. There are studies that suggest this can stabilize your physiology, reduce inflammation, pain and stress and overall improve your well being. In fact, Science Direct published an article back in 2020 concluding that Earthing should be included in integrative and lifestyle medicine strategies. Interesting!
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I have discovered some great hiking spots here in the Pacific Northwest, where the forest lends a soft trail to walk barefoot in the woods. A drop of the Blue Dream Tanker by Dose has been a perfect companion for my grounding experiences. It’s a sativa that provides a full body buzz. A balanced energy boost for long walks. The energetic charge pulses from the earth through the top of my head. The experience leaves me feeling balanced and energized. Awakened and relaxed.
Other healthy ways to explore grounding is by sitting on the beach and burrowing your feet and hands in the sand. Gardening also connects you to the earth though your hands. The Black & Blueberry CBD 1:1 Pioneer Square edibles have become my favorite gardening buddy. Relaxed, mild, clarity and motivation, combined with a good music playlist and digging in the dirt is a perfect way to zen out for hours!
Physical activity on any level serves a number of benefits to your overall wellbeing. It can relieve stress, improve stability, balance and coordination, strengthen muscles and help with maintaining a healthy weight.
You don’t have to be a hardcore Crossfit trainer to be strong and healthy. A simple walk a day, some stretching and a clean eating may be just enough to maintain quality health. The Mayo Clinic published a great article on The Importance of Movement, which suggests a variety of benefits and options to get you going; taking your dog for a walk, gardening and light yoga.
As I’m in my mid 40s, I’m starting to feel a bit of the natural wear and tear in my joints, so sometimes I need a little relief to help support staying active. I have found that products high in CBD and CBG reduce inflammation, lubricate my joints and ease any muscle tension. They promote longevity to participate in physical activities for extended durations. Without soreness the following day.
My favorite products are the Watermelon CBG Doozies by Green Revolution and the Lion Claw CBG Pre Roll by Eagle Trees . For a topical, which I use before and after being active, I like to target those problem areas with Healthy Roots 2000mg Root Butter. This topical melts into the skin, penetrates deep into the tissue and provides lasting relief. It’s sold at our Culture Shop and has become a staple in my wellness routine.
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These three easy tips may support you on your wellness journey. Easy to incorporate into your daily routine, even if you start with 15 minutes a day. Meditation, Grounding and Movement can all be enhanced and this is how I’ve incorporated cannabis into my healthy lifestyle.
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