Do you like puffing on the magic dragon and lifting weights?
If you do, you are in luck. There are some proven benefits to this approach that most people don’t know! Let’s take a look at what working out high on weed actually does to your body!
FACT: Marijuana and Exercise Eliminate Your Muffin Top?
Engaging in moderate exercise each week is a smart way to burn off the extra calories in your diet to maintain a lean body shape, but it turns out that calories burned in exercise is not the only method for losing weight. According to a recent study from the American Journal of Medicine, researchers have discovered that pot smokers actually have 16% higher levels of fasting insulin in their bodies than those who abstain from marijuana. In addition, the study indicated that cannabis users have 17% lower insulin resistance levels as well as significantly smaller average waist circumferences than their non-smoking counterparts.
Since insulin is an important hormone that signals your body’s cells to take in glucose for energy, having too much unused sugar floating around in your cells will lead to weight gain, especially in the tummy region. As the ultimate enemy to fight against the notorious muffin top, the cannabinoids that are found as active ingredients in marijuana will help handle insulin properly and facilitate more efficient metabolic functioning. Therefore, beyond the obvious pleasurable effects of a high, marijuana and exercise go hand in hand in improving health.
You will also get higher!
One thing that will also happen, is that you will get even higher! According to a recent study published within the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, researchers at the University of Sydney discovered that engaging in exercise can provide you with a stronger buzz and increase the potency of the marijuana. Rather than needing purple strains or wax, the fact is that working out for just a half hour will trigger an additional stronger high for marijuana users. Within the study, 15 cannabis smokers were asked to complete 35 minutes of exercise on a stationary bike while the researchers measured the level of THC in their blood. The study found that levels of marijuana’s active ingredient were 15% higher on average after the participants had engaged in exercise.
We are not saying you should go become the queen of weed, we are just giving you the facts!