The New Runner’s High? Examining Relationships Between Cannabis Use and Exercise Behavior in States with Legalized Cannabis

“Results indicated that the majority (81.7%) of participants endorsed using cannabis concurrently with exercise. In addition, the majority of participants who endorsed using cannabis shortly before/after exercise reported that doing so enhances their enjoyment of and recovery from exercise, and approximately half reported that it increases their motivation to exercise.” https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpubh.2019.00099/abstract
“Cannabis doesn’t make you a lazy pothead, in fact, it might actually motivate you to workout: study. A new study published in the medical journal Frontiers in Public Health has found that consuming cannabis may help motivate users to exercise and improve their workouts.” https://leaderpost.com/cannabis-health/cannabis-doesnt-make-you-a-lazy-pothead-in-fact-it-might-actually-motivate-you-to-workout-study/wcm/bb0beff4-eea0-417a-8812-c5ba10841b34
“Study finds marijuana motivates people to exercise, smashing lazy stoner stereotype. Most people who use marijuana report that consuming before or after exercising improves the experience and aids in recovery, according to a new study. And those who do use cannabis to elevate their workout tend to get a healthier amount of exercise.” https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/marijuana/2019/04/16/study-finds-marijuana-motivates-people-exercise-smashing-lazy-stoner-stereotype/FHHsXxyTrTHrSisso0GC3H/story.html
“A published scientific study claims using weed before workout either “increases motivation” to exercise or “enhances recovery from exercise.”

“Exercise activates the endocannabinoid system.”   https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14625449

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