Summer is here, which means it’s time to turn off the Netflix, hop off that sofa, and move your body! You can’t use the cold as an excuse any longer. Living an active lifestyle is important to both your physical and emotional health. So how can CBD help you maintain that active lifestyle? Here are just a few ways:
Get Yourself in the Right Head-space
A healthy diet and regular exercise do wonders for your mental health. But you know what makes it hard to lace up those jogging shoes or not binge an entire tub of Ben and Jerry’s Phish Food? Being depressed or anxious. Well, you’re in luck: early-stage research into the effects of CBD on anxiety[LC1] and depression[LC2] suggest that CBD has considerable potential as a treatment for both. Get yourself in the right headspace to make good decisions.
[LC1](link to: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4604171/)
[LC2](link to: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26711860)
Keep Your Body Feeling Good
Staying active can take a toll on your body, especially if you’re exerting yourself as much as you should be a couple times a week. We’ve all experienced post workout class jello-leg syndrome. Or the musculo-skeletal splendor of waking up after a particularly tough workout plagued with aches, pains, and swelling. Keeping your body feeling good is an important part of staying active, and CBD may help with both pain[LC1] and inflammation[LC2] . Research shows that CBD has both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, so grab some tincture or salve and start massaging it into those fiery muscles!
[LC2](link to: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2828614/)
[LC1](link to: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4851925/)
Get Good Sleep
We all know we need to be getting those golden seven hours of sleep every night. But we also know that it’s oftentimes easier said than done. Sleep deprivation can take a toll on your physical and mental state, causing major disruption in homeostasis. Studies have shown that CBD can help with sleep disorders like insomnia, and there’s also evidence that it can stave off chronic daytime sleepiness. [LC1]
[LC1](both link to: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28349316)
Staying active can be hard, but it’s also rewarding. See what CBD can do to help keep you your healthiest.