Hightivities: Working Out

Everyone handles their high a bit differently. Some like to veg out on the couch, others like to take advantage of the increased creativity and produce art and still others like to engage in more physical activities. However you choose to ride your high, we want you to get the best experience possible. Selecting the right cannabis strain to pair with your anticipated activity can make a huge difference. Enter Elyon and our new Hightivities segment. Read on for recommondations for activities and what strain(s) to consume to get the most out of them. New year means new you, right? It doesn’t have to. We encourage you to keep on slinging those stoner vibes. But January is traditionally the time of year when most people make resolutions and that often includes an increase in hitting the gym. That still doesn’t mean you need to ease your cannabis consumption, just that you need to pick the right strain to get you off the couch and on to the exercise equipment.

Hit the Ground Running

Exercising isn’t usually the first activity that comes to mind when people talk cannabis. Munchies, movies, maybe watching the stars. These are the types of things people associate with getting stoned. Increasingly, however, people are using cannabis as an exercise aid. It makes sense...as long as you smoke the right stuff. Cannabis can help motivate the mind and relax the body. It's a perfect one-two punch for kicking off your workout. Just don’t get too relaxed, otherwise you may never make it off the couch in the first place. Whether you choose to hop on your Peloton for some social cycling, take in some nature on a run or go beast mode lifting in your home gym, cannabis helps to maintain focus, relax your muscles and just have more fun doing it.

Puff, Puff, Pass the Weights

Knowing how your body interacts with cannabis is step one to starting your workout with weed. You probably shouldn’t exercise high if you are new to smoking. Baby steps, microdosing, knowing your body and choosing the right strain are all key to a successful training session after toking. So what’s the right strain? We recommend Blue Dream and Durban Zkittlez. Don’t let the name fool you, Blue Dream isn’t a sleepy strain. It starts with a cerebral high, offering you the flow of focus and motivation you need to get your workout started. As the high continues, you’ll feel relaxed and pain-free, allowing you to push yourself to stay strong, start to finish. It's known as a creative and energetic strain. Working out can be a bit mundane, to say the least. Let Blue Dream whisk you away in a cloud of sweat and smoke to a better, more pleasurable workout. Another uplifting strain is Durban Zkittlez. Let’s not candy coat anything, finding the energy to workout can be difficult. We live in a chaotic world and the inspiration to exercise can be few and far between. Let Durban Zkittlez be your source. This sativa dominant cross between Durban Poison and Zkittlez seems to take the best of both its parents. It’s got the energizing, uplifting cerebral effects of the Durban Poison and the relaxing body high from Zkittlez. The strain is packed with terpinolene, a less common terpene that seems to reduce anxiety. No pep talks needed to get you to the gym, just a puff of Durban Zkittlez.

Heart Healthy and High

Another bonus to stoned exercising is that you are less likely to feel the after-effects--less sore muscles or body cramps. Of course, we encourage you to continue to engage in consumption after your workout to reduce these effects even more. Just don’t forget that you should always listen to your body and, perhaps, if you have any history with heart problems, go easy on the ganja (and consult a doctor)!