People didn’t used to consider marijuana addictive, but addictions professionals now recognize that the cessation of regular marijuana smoking can result in a very strong withdrawal syndrome, and as the potency of marijuana gets increasingly stronger with each passing year, so does the strength of the withdrawal symptoms.
Some of the symptoms experienced by regular marijuana smokers after quitting use are insomnia, a lack of appetite, nausea, irritability, anxiety and even aggression. While feeling lethargic, nauseous and irritable you may not feel inclined to get out of the house and engage in strenuous exercise, but it may be just what your body needs to alleviate some of the experienced symptoms.
Endorphin creating intense exercise can be a great way to calm the sensations of anxiety, and physical weariness can help to alleviate nights of insomnia. Work out feelings of aggression in a healthy and productive way through sports or exercise, and have fewer negative mood symptoms remaining at the end of the day. Exercise may or may not accelerate the process of withdrawal, but it seems almost certain to better the experienced symptoms of withdrawal, and is one of the easiest and safest methods to a better mental outlook and hopefully a good night of sleep.
So get off the couch, lace up the sneakers and get out and do some sweating… you’ll feel better!