With so many new ways to consume cannabinoids, the classic tea time is getting reinvented as a self-care and wellness essential, and I couldn't be happier that it's making a comeback. Recently I have found a few products that have actually really impressed me as effective and pleasant parts of my pain management routine.
Vape pens, in my opinion, have totally opened up a new world for people who want to smoke weed discreetly. They've become more than just a smoking device, though. Many of the newer models are raising the bar for clean, quality medicinal concentrate vapor and next-level technology.
Athletes (and regular people) have long used Epsom salts in a hot bath to soothe sore muscles and reduce swelling from injuries. Now, some creators are infusing these salts with essential oils and concentrated cannabis oil tin order o provide a relaxing and pain-relieving experience.
Nobody likes to talk about bunions, but for runners they can be dangerous! Luckily, the feet in that x-ray image aren't mine - but they could look like that if I'm not extra careful.
What good is being able to lift heavy, if you can't even lift your arms behind you?! In order to avoid unnecessary pain, tension, and reduce the risk of injury, flexibility needs to be the cornerstone of any fitness routine - especially for beginners.
Both before and after The 420 Games, I wanted to maintain cardio and leg strength without necessarily putting in a lot of running miles, as I'm still working on some flexibility and mobility issues with my one of my legs. Enter one of my very favorite cardio machines, one that I've been neglecting for far too long!
Cloud N9ne Syrup is a company in the cannabis space that has turned the tables, putting their own healthy spin on the cultural trend of "syrup sipping," and I absolutely love it!
I would love to thank the nonprofit org CannaEffect for publishing my medical marijuana story on their website! Ever since I started this blog with my message, the support has been pleasantly surprising. I think people are really ready to start changing the way we all think about cannabis users, especially those of us patients who have "invisible" ailments.
I do a lot to keep my muscles in shape for the heavy impact of running - from stretching and warmups to compression wear and various supplements and topical remedies. But something so basic that I was overlooking, and was recommended highly to me recently by a massage therapist, is really breathing new life into my legs and I have to share it!
"Getting back on the horse" is one of those phrases we hear all the time in regard to getting off-track on fitness, or really any kind of goal we are working toward. But I feel like sticking to the ride once you remount is the hardest thing in the world. How many of us are … Continue reading The Proverbial Horse
Recovering from a tough workout is a science - there are so many different factors both before and after your workout that help determine how much benefit your muscles will get out of it, and in contrast, how sore you're going to be the next day. Proper recovery techniques are also necessary to avoid both short- and long-term injury.
I'm still a little surprised that I'm sitting here writing about my running journey, given that the assessment of several physical therapists from 2005-2009 was that I would probably never be able to run comfortably. And yet here I am, feeling better than ever, having run upwards of 450mi and raced my first half marathon just … Continue reading Run For Your Life – If I Can Do It, Anyone Can