Set Your Fitness Resolution up for Success in 2020
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Battling the masses at the gym this week? You’re not alone. The start of a new year is the perfect time to set a fitness resolution, so it’s no secret that pretty much everyone tries to start off on the right foot. Improving wellbeing is an obvious resolution for many people, and Onyx + Rose CBD products have a place in that journey. Incorporating CBD into your wellness ritual can help you set new habits, reset old ones, and just get in your groove a little bit better. Here are a few things to think about as you aim to cement a fitness habit, and before (and after) you hit the gym.
How Are Exercise and Inflammation Related?
Our bodies’ processes are pretty amazing, and regular exercise is a way to harness those processes to your health’s advantage. Any time you choose to work out, the muscles and tissues in your body experience microscopic “damage.” This actually triggers your body’s inflammatory response, activates your body’s repair processes and influences muscle tissues to grow back stronger and more powerful than before. In other words, microscopic muscle damage and inflammation are essential to building muscle. It may seem counterintuitive, but it’s a completely normal process. Like most things in life, this is something to be mindful of because “too much of a good thing” definitely applies. Pushing yourself too far can lead to excessive inflammation, muscle damage, declining workout performance, and injuries. Keeping that necessary inflammation in check is key, and that’s where CBD comes in.
How Can CBD Products Improve My Workout?
Athletes throughout history have found ways to attempt to combat the inflammation brought on by exercise. From having anti-inflammatory diets (Hello, Tom Brady and Giselle), to taking ice-water baths, to pharmaceutical approaches like NSAIDs, combatting inflammation is a centuries-old concern. And it turns out that a possible way to overcome that inflammation is centuries-old too — hemp.
Some of the most widespread research surrounding CBD focuses on CBD’s potent anti-inflammatory characteristics. CBD products have been used to treat a number of conditions, with chronic inflammation being the common denominator in many of them. It’s no wonder then that more and more people are turning to CBD for post-workout recovery. It makes sense. When you reduce the natural inflammation associated with workouts, you improve your post-workout recovery and help ensure your body is prepared for the next one.
So, Where Do I Start?
Whether you’re looking to improve your workout or aid your journey toward wellness in other ways, Onyx + Rose has a product to fit your needs. Our most popular product and best seller, Pure Bloom, is a great place to start and gives you lots of flexibility with serving sizes. Our Bright Side capsules are pretty much perfect for when you’re on the go and to throw into your gym bag. For added relief, Bliss Balm is a product that will leave you feeling, well, blissful as it melts into your skin. Our cherry on top product? Definitely a luxurious Botanic Bomb. No matter where you are on your fitness journey or in your wellness regimen, we’re here to help you live your best life and be your best self.