The Stoner as Gym Rat

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They did not approach gyms or similar sites, because their interest was in how cannabis use affects exercise and not the other way around, Dr. Bryan says.But she and her colleagues had no idea whether or not that scenario was true. Fewer of those who exercise and use pot maintain that it actually improves their physical performance while exercising.When we think of marijuana users, many people harbor preconceptions about their lives and lifestyles. Bryan says. But they do suggest that some of our entrenched ideas about cannabis and lifestyle may be outdated.“Our concern going in was that cannabis use would be detrimental to physical activity,” Dr.

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The Stoner as Gym Rat

Many people who frequently use cannabis also seem to be people who frequently exercise.

ImageJeff Bridges as The Dude, left, hanging out at the bowling alley with his buddies Walter (John Goodman) and Donny (Steve Buscemi) in “The Big Lebowski.”CreditCreditUniversal Studios and the Library of Congress, via Associated Press

By Gretchen Reynolds

May 8, 2019

Defying stereotypes, many people who frequently use cannabis also seem to be people who frequently exercise, according to the first large study of legal marijuana and exercise habits.

The study finds that many people who report using cannabis in the hours before or after a workout believe that it makes their exercise more enjoyable and may help motivate them to get out and be active. Fewer of those who exercise and use pot maintain that it actually improves their physical performance while exercising.

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