Vanessa Temblador is an avid hiker, finding passion in getting outdoors as much as possible; she needs the best cannabis for athletes to ensure her whole-body wellness stays on track. From camping to backpacking, she’s happiest with a pack on her back, somewhere in the backcountry, having hiked miles to earn her views, or floating around in an alpine lake.
What does wellness mean to you?
Wellness to me is becoming aware of your habits, both good and bad, and making the necessary changes to improve your health. Going outside and being outdoors helps to improve my mental health by lowering stress levels, building confidence, and helps to boost my immune system.
What kind of everyday activity brings wellness into your life?
Hiking up a mountain with a 25 lb. pack may seem silly to some, but it helps so much with my mental health. The challenges I purposely create for myself bring a sense of wellness; as I’m constantly learning about my limits and reaching new goals.
How does cannabis enhance your wellness experience with your activity, pre or post activity?
As an avid hiker, you can only imagine the wear and tear on our joints and muscles. Cannabis enhances my backpacking experience by reducing inflammation, which helps with muscle and joint pain. Being able to deal with the pain, allows for more trail time and more trail time allows for better wellness.
Tell us something fun or interesting about your wellness activity:
Backpacking itself is quite interesting. You’re literally packing up all the essentials needed to basically survive in the wilderness, in a backpack to carry across the forest, for the sake of adventure, and- I love it. It’s always a challenge, never easy, but always worth it! Simplicity at it’s finest.
No matter how you choose to enjoy your cannabis, the feeling you get when you encounter your happy moment is unmistakable. What does your happy moment look like or feel like?
Similar to dropping my pack at the end of a long hiking day, I look forward to winding down at camp. My muscles are usually sore, my heart is always full and I’m forever craving a snack.