Big-time snow in the Sierra this season means it's game on for winter sports among avid skiers, ice skaters, and sledders. Of course, there are those of us more cold-averse who might be inclined to hibernate at home until the first signs of spring, but there's so much to like about winter—why miss out?
Taking hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) can help relieve the inflammation and pain that often comes along with frolicking in blustery temps and can increase your enjoyment of winter activities without getting you high. Here are four ways CBD can show you a good time this winter.
Hit the slopes—then ease your sore muscles with CBD.
When you go mach 3 with your hair on fire, your body is bound to hurt. Soothe your muscles with a CBD cream or salve.
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Snowboarding and skiing are among the most popular winter sports, and for good reason. Whether you're just starting out on the bunny slopes or you're zooming down a black diamond run, skiing and snowboarding are absolutely thrilling.
But all those thrills can be bit daunting for novices, and can leave your muscles incredibly sore. Try a hemp-derived CBD vape pen to help keep you calm and focused as you prepare to tackle the slopes.
At the end of the day, when every muscle in your body is aching, use a CBD topical cream, salve or spray. Apply it to your sore muscles, and you'll get fast-acting, targeted, anti-inflammatory pain relief.
Make cross-country skiing feel even more leisurely with CBD.
More into taking it easy than bombing down the mountain? Enjoy the day with a highly concentrated CBD vape.
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Prefer a more chill moment to an adrenaline rush? Cross-country skiing is a great choice. You'll get to appreciate the beauty of the outdoors while cruising along on your skis.
Plus, a great advantage of cross-country skiing is that you don't need a mountain or hill to do it. So long as there's snow on the ground, you can likely find a cross-country trail.
But make no mistake, cross-country skiing is hard work, and your entire body will be sore when you're done. Luckily, CBD provides pain relief in many different forms. You can try a fast-acting vaporizer with highly concentrated CBD oil, which will help tackle aches and pains along with inflammation both during and after your workout.
Another option is a hemp CBD-rich topical patch. Just stick the patch wherever you know you're going to be sore, and you can wear it under your clothes while you ski for long-lasting pain relief.
Give your ice skater's legs some CBD love.
Get your sea, er, skating legs—and then pamper them with relieving CBD gel when the day is done.
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Ice skating is one of the most accessible winter sports. But one thing is certain: While it's definitely fun when you're doing it, ice skating is bound leave novices feeling sore later on.
Before you lace up your skates, opt for CBD sublingual drops you can place directly under your tongue or add to your beverage before you hit the ice. Taking CBD before you go ice skating can be a good proactive way to help your body deal with inflammation that can develop after ice skating.
After your skate, rub some relieving CBD gel onto any spot that feels extra sore. And, because it comes in a squeeze or pump bottle, you can easily take it with you to the rink in a bag or purse.
After sledding, CBD products are the balm.
Sledding's a good time, and not just for kids! Try CBD products to soothe your fun-loving adult body afterward.
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Sledding is fun no matter your age—and it's a great way to spend time with friends and family. Plus, unlike most outdoor winter activities, riding a sled down a hill doesn't require a whole lot of skill or experience.
Being out in the cold all day is hard on your lips, so use a hemp-infused lip balm to protect them.
Later, cap the day with a luxurious bath with hemp CBD-infused soaking salts, which will help your muscles relax.
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