Can Smoking Weed Help You Lose Weight?

Can Smoking Weed Help You Lose Weight?

by MERRY JANE Staff | HEALTH |

Check out MERRY JANE News' report on how to get high AND get fit.

If you've had a particularly tough time hitting those final reps on the bench press lately, this might be a chance to add something other than a protein shake to your workout regimen. No, we're not talking about taking the Lance Armstrong route—we’re talking about something way more fun than that. And you’re likely already doing it.

Researchers have looked into marijuana’s effects on the body during exercise, and they’ve found that THC could be beneficial to all you gym rats out there. However, don’t just take their word for it, because many professional athletes have openly talked about the benefits of toking up. But, there are precautions to consider, and while there may be advantages, marijuana use while working out might not be the best option for you if you don’t know what you’re doing. There are also different ways of consuming marijuana before exercise that might be better than lighting up a joint.

Check out MERRY JANE News’ report to learn about what you need to know about smoking pot and working out. While most people still might imagine the stereotype of a stoner being passed out in front of their television eating Doritos, that image may start to change once stoners learn that they can hit both the gym and the weed. 


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