The sunshine is calling to us in the PNW … and with it a reminder that we’ve spent the last two years in a lockdown-induced haze that has likely been lacking in self-care.
Between the gyms closing and the general state of anxiety surrounding people and activities, it’s no surprise that Americans have become unhealthier and more frustrated with life during the pandemic. These last two years have tested our ability to hunker down and survive, but the tapering of the Omicron wave and the allure of a summer of fun with friends and family is causing many of us to start thinking about our beach bodies again. If you’re like this writer who has suddenly found himself back in the gym and feeling it, the lineup of products from Edge 4 Athletes is a perfect addition to help ease the pain of working out.
We like to have a little CBD every day, and the Orange 1000 CBD Oil has 1,000 mg of CBD and zero THC, with benefits that cover everything from anxiety about coughing on the treadmill guy, to inflammation from a lifetime’s worth of working from home (google CBD benefits to find all the ways this cannabinoid can help). We chose to add this tincture to our morning orange juice or smoothie to help loosen up our day. Shaking off aches and pains is also easier with CBD and the mint pain salve was great either pre or post-workout, rolling on for direct relief that is great for swelling.
Of all these products, we enjoyed the body moisturizer the most, as it really served a purpose after winter had done its work on our skin. From dry hands to sore necks, this CBD moisturizer is fabulous on many areas of the body. This product would also be great before getting into the sun, and if you forget the sunscreen or burn easily, as a post-sun exposure lotion that will re-energize the skin with the benefits of CBD. With a lineup of multiple wellness products including gummies, Edge 4 Athletes is a great way to incorporate CBD into your wellness routine and help as we all get back into the swing of a hopefully normal summer!
This article was originally published in the March 2022 issue of Northwest Leaf.
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