It’s a sad fact that even in the world of burgeoning legalization, people who smoke weed still have the bad reputation for being lazy, unproductive, out of shape, and unhealthy. In reality, marijuana compliments exercise just as good as it does sex, food, and just about everything else in the world. Because bucking these unfortunate stoner stereotypes is so important, here are a few choice exercises for the active pothead in all of us.
It might sound cliché, but stoned yoga is really the best yoga. In fact, in Colorado, you can even go to stoned yoga classes that specialize in the combination of marijuana and mindfulness. We recommend pairing your stoned yoga sesh with a good indica like True OG. True OG originates from Southern California, where OG actually means “ocean grown”. It has taken second place for indicas in the past 6 years of High Times’ Cannabis Cup. True OG pairs well with stoned yoga because it will relax you, while giving you all of the focus you need to center both your body and your mind.
Once again, this may sound cliché at first, but hiking doesn’t necessary have to pertain to the “granola hippie” stoners only. In fact, hiking can be an excellent workout, especially if you choose a tough path. For this, we recommend toking on Pineapple Express. Pineapple express is the lovechild of another one of our favorites, Trainwreck, and Hawaiian. It’s perfect for hiking because it’s got a fruity, yet piney taste to it, and it will give you just enough energy to complete your hike, but just enough high to appreciate nature while you’re doing it.
We’re not talking a dip in the pool, here. We’re talking about doing laps. Swimming is actually one of the best exercises you can do, as it engages your whole body. And, being stoned should only enhance your experience. We recommend Power Plant for your power swim. It will give you a good, clear-headed buzz, so you should be able to focus on your swimming and not your pool noodles. Power Plant packs a punch, though, so be careful not to overdo it.
Can you tell we’re proponents of outdoor activities? Well, biking is perfect for the super energetic stoner. You can see a lot of different scenery with biking, not to mention it makes it easier to stop should you get the munchies. As far as a biking bud is concerned, check out Kilimanjaro. Kilimanjaro is a Tanzania native, and is known for the extreme energy it gives it’s smoker. Bring some along with you, and there’s nowhere you can’t go.
If the outdoors just aren’t your thing, but shirtless gym selfies are (we do not judge), this one’s for you. Lifting weights is an important part of keeping healthy, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t use marijuana as a pre-workout. For those of you on the bench press, before you lift, get lifted with Double Diesel. Double Diesel has an uplifting effect, but won’t make you overly energetic to the point where you can’t sit still. It’s a sativa, so it will keep you focused enough to make sure you don’t skip leg day.
For those of you who are still concerned about the health consequences that go along with smoking weed, please remember that you can always vape, or eat edibles. In fact, there are some really great organic, vegan, healthy edible recipes out there which ensure that you are putting nothing but the best into your body. So, on behalf of everyone here, we hope you stay high, happy, and healthy.