As we move into our second month of the New Year, many of us are reflecting on our resolutions. Are we still maintaining our fitness routines? Did we make more time for that hobby we love so much? Did we stick to our fancy diets?
With all the diet fads, workout myths and “quick-fix” plans out there, finding and maintaining a healthy fitness routine can be extremely difficult – especially for beginners.
Injury recovery and muscle repair
An intense workout can leave your muscles feeling tired and sore – whether you’re a long-time fitness enthusiast or you’re just starting your journey. While muscle soreness is typically a positive part of the fitness lifestyle, as it means physical improvements are being made, it can still be extremely uncomfortable when it comes to the rest of your daily routine.
Further, it’s not uncommon for athletes or fitness enthusiasts to experience an injury at some point. This can put a fork in your usual routine until you’re fully recovered.
In either case, inflammation is usually source for a large portion of the discomfort associated with the healing process. When untreated, inflammation can become severe, and sometimes chronic.
CBD can not only help decrease inflammation in the body, but it also has an analgesic effect – which means it can reduce pain associated with muscle tension. Additionally, it has been known to help speed up muscle repair. By applying a topical cream, you can target your pain for faster relief.
Improve sleep habits
Sleep routine is a huge piece of the fitness puzzle. Your muscles repair and replenish when you’re sleeping. Without a proper sleep cycle, they won’t be able to do this to their full capability.
While CBD doesn’t necessarily act as a sleeping pill that will make you fall asleep at night, it can help improve your sleep cycles. By mediating sleep cycles, your body will be able to rest and repair itself much more efficiently each night. And the faster your muscles repair, the faster they can grow and improve!
To learn more about CBD for sleep specifically, you can check out our previous blog here.
As you know by now, CBD has incredible anti-inflammatory effects on the body. Not only can these effects help aid physical recovery, it can also benefit those who suffer from anxiety.
The thought of starting a fitness routine for the first time can be a little bit daunting. Especially if your routine includes going to a public gym full of people who already know what they’re doing. If you find yourself getting the pre-gym nerves, try taking a daily CBD dose an hour or so before you go.
CBD can relieve physical symptoms of anxiety – such as nausea, headaches and muscle tension—and mental symptoms. It does this by helping the brain send more serotonin signals throughout the body, thus boosting your mood, and in turn, reducing anxiety.
If you have more questions about how CBD can fit into your fitness routine, or questions about CBD in general, contact us—we’re happy to help.