Tip: It is difficult to reach peak performance and learn new information if under the influence of marijuana.
The effects of marijuana can remain in the body for up to several days and may negatively impact attention, motivation, memory and learning. It can also compromise judgment and affect many other skills necessary to be successful in sports.
Tip: Never increase your exercise intensity or the amount of weight lifted by a factor of 10% every 2 weeks
Be smart to avoid injury when training for your sport. Gradual increases in exercise intensity and amount of weight lifted will provide the best results. Progression is the key to the success of your workout.
Thank you to RSU 5 Superintendent Dr. Becky Foley for this great article! As a community, everyone has a role to play in keeping youth safe and healthy!
Read the article from Dr. Foley here.
Tip: Be a good friend. Studies show that strong friendships promote wellness.
Show your appreciation for your friendship with others. Support one another during difficult times and provide positive peer pressure by encouraging healthy choices. Finally, be there for them when they could use a friend, science now tells us that we just might extend someone’s life simply by being a part of it.