A real “runner’s high”: How does cannabis affect the subjective experience of aerobic exercise? Original paper

In this randomized crossover trial, using cannabis before running on a treadmill made exercise more enjoyable, but it also increased perceived exertion. The effects of cannabis differed between participants who used a THC-dominant product and those who used a CBD-dominant product.

This Study Summary was published on February 7, 2024.

Quick Summary

In this randomized crossover trial, using cannabis before running on a treadmill made exercise more enjoyable, but it also increased perceived exertion. The effects of cannabis differed between participants who used a THC-dominant product and those who used a CBD-dominant product.

What was studied?

The effect of cannabis on the subjective response to aerobic exercise in regular cannabis users.

The outcomes assessed were resting heart rate, percentage of maximum heart rate (the participant’s heart rate divided by their estimated maximum heart rate, i.e., 220 minus their age), as well as rating of perceived exertion (RPE), pain, arousal, positive affect, enjoyment, and runner’s high symptoms, all of which were assessed using numerical scales.

The outcomes were assessed 4 times during exercise: at the start of exercise and at 10, 20, and 30 minutes.

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Who was studied?

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How was it studied?

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What were the results?

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Anything else I need to know?

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This Study Summary was published on February 7, 2024.

References

  1. ^Persinger R, Foster C, Gibson M, Fater DC, Porcari JPConsistency of the talk test for exercise prescription.Med Sci Sports Exerc.(2004-Sep)