How Can Cannabis Be a Positive Factor in Your New Year’s Resolution?
Ideally, New Year’s resolutions should not be a spur of the moment decision. Much thought is required as you lay out what you want to achieve throughout 2018. How about making increased pot smoking part of it? Although you may not know it, smoking pot has a number of benefits that go beyond just having a good time. They include the following:
Helping with weight loss
Did you know that smoking pot can make you slimmer in 2018? After all, cannabis has the ability to regulate the production of insulin in the human body. That is not an advantage that non-users have. As a result, marijuana users are less likely to suffer from diabetes and obesity. For that reason, they are generally slimmer than those who don’t use cannabis. According to a study by Université Laval in Quebec, Canada, pot smoking has a positive correlation with a lower body mass index, lower levels of fasting insulin, and a lower percentage of body fat.
Dealing with depression
Have you been grappling with the monster of depression? Your answer in 2018 could lie in smoking more marijuana. The brain is known to naturally produce chemical compounds known as endocannabinoids. When stressed, the brain stops producing these chemicals thus leading to feelings of depression. Luckily, a research study by Buffalo at University Research on Addictions has established that the naturally produced endocannabinoids produced by the brain are similar to those found in cannabis. According to the study, smoking marijuana when stressed can help one feel less depressed.
Helping you relax
Did you know that smoking pot can help relax you? Most marijuana users use the drug because they believe it helps them to relax. That was confirmed by a recent study by Washington State University which established that marijuana users react to stressful situations more calmly than those who do not use. So if you are looking for a way to relax more in 2018, adding marijuana to your to-do list should be a must. One caveat to imbibing though, you should smoke marijuana in moderation. When you smoke it in excess, it tends to heighten your anxiety even more. Thus creating a non-relaxed experience.
Being more creative
What are your other resolutions for 2018? Have you resolved to write and paint more or just be creative in other ways? It will help if you include pot as part of it. After all, marijuana is known to free up a blocked mind to be more creative. A 2011 study at UC Berkeley found that smoking pot can lead to increased activity in the brain’s frontal lobe. If anything, creative individuals are known to have more frontal lobe activity as compared to non-users. Marijuana is known to give you the drive to be creative apart from enabling you to think outside the box.
Dealing better with skin conditions
Did you know that topical cannabis products can help improve the condition of your skin in 2018? These are products that you apply on your skin then the cannabis is absorbed into the human body. There are a number of cannabis oils, creams, and lotions that can be used for this purpose.
Do you resolve to make cannabis part of your New Year’s resolutions?