Here at AGRiMED Industries, we are committed to providing people with the best means to health and wellness we can through top-quality cannabis-derived medicines. Regardless, it is important to keep your health and wellness a priority at all times so that you minimize your risk for health concerns and illnesses. Here, we hope to provide some tips and suggestions to stay happy, healthy and well.
Practice Good Nutrition
While this is something everybody struggles with, eating right can make a world of difference in a person’s health, and it doesn’t have to be as hard as you think. In fact, don’t even worry about those fad diets—just focus on eating what’s good for you. According to Vanderbilt’s Health & Wellness website, this includes “fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains and low-fat dairy.”
Another important trick is to only eat foods that are organic and not processed. Our medical cannabis products use organic fertilizers and we recommend you food is organic as well. While it’s a bit more expensive to eat organic, in the long run, your body will thank you. Plus, eating healthy is a great way to prevent disease and malnutrition. Doing what’s good for your body now will benefit your mind and body years down the road.
Again, this can be a hard one to get behind. Even so, it’s not as bad as you think. Just start small: workout within your means. Though it’s recommended to workout three to five times per week for 45 to 60 minutes per day, you don’t have start out there. Start with one day a week, then two and build your way up. Even easier, according to Vanderbilt’s Health & Wellness website, they recommend just 150 minutes of “moderate activity” per week. This is a very feasible goal that everyone should set for themselves whether by just walking or jogging.
The two main recommended methods for exercise are weight training and cardio. If you want to mix things up (which is encouraged in the world of fitness), you can also try HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). While this is a bit more intense and may not be for the beginner, HIIT combines cardio with an entire body workout; a great bang for your buck in the world of fitness. Also, make sure to vary your types of exercise to stay fit in all the important ways.
Important to note is that you need to listen to your body. Everybody is different, so while there may be recommended modes of exercise and intervals of time to workout, your body may need something else. If you’re feeling like anything is off, check with your doctor about what it may mean for you. If you ever experience pain or discomfort from working out, certain strains of medical cannabis may be used to relieve pain and tension and are certainly a viable option to ensure nothing gets in the way of your fitness.
Get the Right Amount of Sleep
The amount of sleep each person needs is dependent upon the individual, but for the average adult, one needs between seven to nine hours of sleep per night. To some, this may be a lot, and to others, it’s not enough. It’s all dependent upon the person, so try sleeping for different lengths of time until you figure out what works best for you; you can even try a sleeping app that monitors your sleep for you. That might mean less than seven or more than nine hours, but what matters is that you do what is right for your body.
In addition to getting the right amount of sleep, if you’re not getting enough or are having trouble falling asleep, high-THC strains of medical cannabis may be the answer for you to get a full night’s rest. THC connects to the cell receptors in the brain that deal with the sleep cycle which is what makes it so great for sleep issues.
Monitor Your Stress
Easier said than done, it’s important to monitor your stress. You can practice a wide range of exercises to decrease your stress such as meditation, yoga and general or targeted exercise.
According to the American Psychological Association, there are a few more ways you can deal with stress. They list taking a break from whatever is causing the stress, exercising (as mentioned above), meditating, getting social support from friends or family and even simply smiling or laughing; something as simple as smiling may relieve some of the stress you’re feeling if it gets too overwhelming.
If your stress turns to anxiety, high-CBD strains of medical cannabis may also help to provide some relief from the anxiety you’re experiencing as they’ve been proven to relieve stress in users.
Take Care of Your Mental Health
Last but not least, take care of your mind. This tends to be where people fall off the wagon. According to an article in The Lancet, 14% of the world’s diseases are neuropsychiatric. While this is obviously a large amount, they are the first to go unnoticed in the face of more easily visible physical illnesses.
One good thing to keep in mind is that if you are suffering from a psychiatric illness, natural cannabis-based medicines will now be readily available to help alleviate symptoms. Medical cannabis is widely used for a variety of psychiatric diseases from anxiety to depression to PTSD.
No matter what, make sure you take care of yourself. AGRiMED is here to ensure your health and wellness, but how you take care of yourself is up to you. When in doubt, our top-grade medical cannabis products are ultimately here to meet your needs and concerns.
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Prince, Martin et al. (2007). No health without mental health. The Lancet, 370(9590), 8-14. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673607612380
Top 10 health tips for 2017. (2017, January 3). Vanderbilt: Health & Wellness. Retrieved from https://healthandwellness.vanderbilt.edu/news/2017/01/top-10-health-tips-for-2017/