Updated: Aug 5, 2019
#3 - CBD does not replace physical exercise.
Welcome to the third blog in our series: 5 Things that CBD doesn't do. If you missed #1 and #2 check them out here:
While CBD has been found to aid in workout recovery and alleviate muscle soreness and inflammation, it is not a replacement for hitting the gym or getting out in nature and moving your body. I have found that CBD also helps me keep a positive outlook making me more likely to hit the yoga mat or take a hike instead of crashing on the couch after work.
Most of us work at a computer or sitting at a desk all day, which makes regular movement even more critical to our daily health regime. In the latest issue of the American Journal of Public Health, researchers from Canada, the US, and Australia say that research does suggest excessive sitting (roughly more than eight hours a day) increases the risk of premature death and some chronic diseases by 10-20%.
When you combine exercise with time outdoors, you are getting a double dose of health as studies have found that merely being in nature has positive effects on blood pressure and overall happiness. Research led by the University of Exeter, published in Scientific Reports and funded by NIHR, found that people who spend at least 120 minutes in nature a week are significantly more likely to report good health and higher psychological well being than those who don't visit nature at all during an average week.
If you are adding CBD to your daily health regimen, do yourself a favor and make a point of moving your body at least once a day. Combine movement with nature, and you are on your way to better health.
Get out there!
Love & Light
Heidi The Hempress
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University of Exeter. "Two hours a week is key dose of nature for health and wellbeing." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 13 June 2019. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190613095227.htm>.
University of South Australia. "Sitting is NOT the new smoking, contrary to popular myth." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 5 November 2018. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181105105419.htm>.