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  • Bailey Porras

Incorporating Medical Marijuana Into Health and Fitness

Most people understand the importance of clean eating and exercise, especially if you are trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. But did you know marijuana could actually help you on your journey of health and fitness?

For many years, stereotypes around marijuana have been slowly fading away. It used to be believed that people who use cannabis are generally lazy and do nothing but sit around and smoke pot.

However, things are changing. The stigma surrounding marijuana use is fizzling out year after year, and most of the U.S. population actually advocates for the legalization of marijuana in many forms.

Getting an appropriate amount of sleep is also crucial to anyone concerned about health and well being. An adequate amount of sleep allows us to function at a high capacity and get things done throughout the day.

Marijuana could potentially help with your sleeping routine, eating habits, and even exercise and meditation.

Cannabis and Exercise

Contrary to popular belief, cannabis can actually compliment your work out in many ways! From rest to focus, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be made easier with medical marijuana.

After exercise, marijuana can help give your muscles the proper rest they deserve. Any athlete can tell you that resting your muscles is crucial to allowing repair to any damage that may have occurred from the stresses of exercise.

The impact of using marijuana before or during a workout will depend on you. Some athletes report the use of cannabis to focus better and get in the zone for training or before a big game.

Everybody reacts differently to marijuana, and whether marijuana will help you “get in the zone” during your workout depends on your body. The only way to find out is to try it out and see how you perform. Try a sativa strain!

Meditation and Marijuana

Nowadays, more importance is placed on mental health and well-being than ever, and rightly-so. Taking care of yourself mentally is every bit as important as your physical health, as our mental state impacts everything we do.

One of the many ways you can work on your mental health is through meditation. Meditation has grown tenfold in popularity over the past decade or so. It is an excellent way to clear your mind and promotes inner-peace as well as emotional balance.

Some people who practice meditation consistently report that marijuana allows their mind to fall into a deeper, more relaxed state during meditation. If you want to try meditation, marijuana may help you relax and get more out of it.

Sleep and Cannabis

Many studies have reported that marijuana helps many people sleep. It does this in a few ways:

  • Certain strains of cannabis can make you tired, leading you to fall asleep earlier and allowing you to get more sleep

  • Cannabis can also allow your mind to fall into a deeper state of relaxation, which helps you get better quality sleep

  • Since your mind may feel more relaxed, cannabis may also help you stay asleep longer and get even more sleep

The Bottom Line

If you consider yourself an active person or not, cannabis may be able to help you start or maintain a healthy mental and physical routine. Marijuana can help improve many aspects of health, including sleep quality and duration, exercise, muscle relaxation, and meditation.

If you want to try cannabis as an aid for your physical and mental health, you first need your medical marijuana card! With your medical card, you may access any of Ohio’s many dispensaries throughout the state.

If you don’t already have your card, we can help! You can even have your appointment from the comfort of your own home and get your recommendation on the same day! Schedule an appointment with one of our physicians today to see if you qualify.


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Here at Ohio Marijuana Card, our goal is to help everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce the stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

If you have any questions, call us at (866) 457-5559, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

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