Incorporating CBD Into Your Exercise Routine
It should come as no surprise that part of a complete wellness routine includes daily exercise. Whether you’re a long-distance endurance runner or a home gardening enthusiast, exercise comes in many forms and can be modified to your lifestyle or current health status. If you’re living with a chronic condition that involves pain, it may seem counterintuitive to begin exercising when your body is already screaming, “Enough!” Contrary to that belief, exercise can do quite the opposite. Exercise can not only elevate your mood (among a wealth of other benefits), but it can also help reduce pain and improve your overall quality of life.
Daily CBD supplementation is an ideal companion to exercise. CBD provides vital support to your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) to promote faster recovery after workouts. The balancing properties of CBD help your body to maintain a state of homeostasis so that you feel centered and recovered after physical exertion.
Tips on Beginning an Exercise Routine
Forming a new habit typically takes about 30 days, and consistency is key to success. Begin by planning your workout of choice into your schedule, just as you would schedule any other personal care or daily habit. Pick a time that works best and try to stick to that time every day.
The most important advice on beginning an exercise routine is to pick something that you enjoy doing. If exercise feels like a burden, then you are less likely to stick to the plan.
Simple ideas to get started:
You can try walking at least 30 minutes a day and gradually increasing your walk-time. Swimming is an excellent workout for those with arthritis or joint pain, as it helps tone supporting muscles without putting any extra pressure on the joints. Even if you’re not a swimmer, you can always try dog paddling, or simply walking back and forth in the shallow end of the pool. All movement is considered good movement!
If you’re someone that needs some extra motivation to get started, try signing up for a local gym or community center and join a fitness class. Classes can take place in a fun social environment, and the encouragement and accountability of working out with others in a supportive setting might be the right path for you.
CBD for Exercise Recovery
Once you find an activity that you like, it’s time to get your recovery on track. Taking a dose of your HempLand USA CBD makes for a perfect post-workout healthy habit and can help support a quicker recovery. Exercise naturally helps to boost energy levels, improves mood, and makes the entire body function better. CBD may help to mimic the natural effects of exercise and enhances the overall benefits.
When you experience a “runner’s high,” or an instant elevation in mood after physical activity, it is your body’s innate reward response to exercise. After exertion, levels of the neurotransmitter anandamide ( the bliss molecule) floods the brain, resulting in feelings of euphoria and a temporary lessened ability to feel pain. As it turns out, CBD works similarly. CBD naturally raises levels of anandamide. Taking CBD in conjunction with exercise promotes long-lasting balancing properties that last far beyond a workout.
CBD for Topical Relief
In addition to our exercise-enhancing ingestible CBD options, we offer a final step to complete your recovery routine. HempLand USA’s Therapeutic Cream is a long-lasting, fast-acting relief cream, meant to target isolated areas of soreness or tension. Our recovery cream was designed to provide instant relief, so you can get back out there and keep doing the activities you love.
HempLand’s CBD Therapeutic Cream works similarly to our ingestible CBD, but instead of targeting the whole body for relief, it targets localized areas of concern. Topical CBD works by interacting with ECS receptors within the top layers of skin and muscle, but never enters the bloodstream as an ingestible CBD would. Our Therapeutic Cream allows you to target exact areas in need of care so that you experience instantaneous relief from exercise-related strain. Our proprietary formula also contains a blend of naturally-derived, cooling and warming ingredients that enhance CBD’s effects and provide an extra level of relief.
Whether you’re a high-intensity athlete or someone simply wanting to incorporate some daily movement into your routine, HempLand USA’s CBD tinctures, soft gels, and topical creams make for a more well-rounded and enjoyable exercise experience!
Physical activity can be challenging, but CBD can assist in getting you closer to your wellness goals. Remember to set realistic goals, motivate yourself daily with healthy reward incentives, have fun, and don’t forget to pack your HempLand CBD in your gym bag!
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