Data Says Cannabis Users Are Not Lazy

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More studies are emerging, revealing cannabis users are actually likely to exercise more than people who don’t. The commonly held perception that marijuana users are largely sedentary is not supported by new data on young and middle-aged adults. A survey of adults 20-59 years of age found that current cannabis users were significantly more likely to meet minimum physical activity recommendations than past users and nonusers,” write the researchers. RELATED: Consuming Cannabis Before Workouts Can Help “Body mass index (BMI) of cannabis users was significantly lower than non-users,” says the study. “These preliminary data suggest that current cannabis use status is not associated with a negative impact on fitness and efforts to increase exercise in sedentary older adults.” In other words, they found that cannabis has no negative impact on exercise but also that regular cannabis users were consistently exceeding their non-using peers when it came to performance. “Interestingly, numerous studies have found that overweight/obesity rates are significantly lower among cannabis users compared to nonusers,” says the study. “For example, Hayatbakhsh et. However, they did limit their study set to senior Americans since “adults over the age of 50 are the fastest growing population of cannabis users in the US and those 65 years and older exhibiting the greatest increase in cannabis use,” says the researchers.

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The commonly held perception that marijuana users are largely sedentary is not supported by new data on young and middle-aged adults.

The cliché of stoners being couch potatoes, eating chips and watching television for hours was once what everyone thought of people who consumer marijuana. But with the medicinal benefits of cannabis becoming more widespread, and as more people, start consuming the drug, the look of the consumer has changed.

More studies are emerging, revealing cannabis users are actually likely to exercise more than people who don’t. The latest...

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