I workout every single morning for approximately an hour.
- I start with a thorough warmup and then transition to at least thirty minutes of high-intensity aerobics.
I might run, do jumping jacks, jump rope or cycle. Once I have elevated my heart rate, worked up a good sweat and burned around 400 calories, I move onto strength training. I lift weights, use battle ropes and complete a variety of crunches in an incline bench. I like to incorporate resistance bands, kettlebells and static holds. I work on balance and flexibility. I’m extremely serious about my fitness level. The activities can take a toll on my body. I sometimes deal with strained muscles, soreness, stiffness, inflammation, bruising and swelling. I am unwilling to risk the possible side-effects of synthetic prescription medication. I was looking for something stronger than over-the-counter icy-hot. A bit of research led me to cannabis. I paid a visit to a local recreational dispensary and asked about their selection of cannabis-infused topicals. The budtender recommended CBD lotions, ointments and roll-ons. He also suggested that I try bath bombs. The cannabis-infused bath bombs include epsom salts and essential oils. The heat of the bath water worlds to open the pores and allows the cannabinoids to more quickly and effectively penetrate. Plus, it’s super relaxing to relax in a bath. The essential oils, such as eucalyptus and lavender, provide a really soothing smell. After the bath, I apply an ointment directly to the spots that are giving me trouble. One of the biggest advantages of topicals is that they don’t cause psychoactive effects. There are no minimum dosage requirements, and they can be applied multiple times per day.