HOW ROCK CLIMBER APRIL DAVIDSON USES CANNABIS IN HER WELLNESS ROUTINE
April Davidson is an avid rock climber and fitness enthusiast based in Los Angeles. She uses her platform to spread the message of healthy living and body positivity. April also produces content and is a source of inspiration and knowledge to rock climbers around the world. She is a true believer in the power of the plant, and uses CBD as part of her wellness regimen daily.
What does wellness mean to you?
Wellness is very important to me. My dad was always into health and nutrition and instilled it in me at a young age. When my mother passed away suddenly from leukemia 12 years ago, in my search to make sense of what happened, I was inspired to dive deeper into the effects of how stress and diet play a role in our well being. I immediately changed my diet, started exercising more, and managing my stress in a more healthy way. I have also been a vegetarian for 12 years now.
What physical activity do you do that brings wellness into your life?
I am an avid rock climber. I began climbing 4 years ago this month! I have always been into the outdoors, snowboarding, camping, hiking, yoga. When I discovered climbing it was everything I'd always wanted but didn't know it. It was the perfect extension of all the things I already loved and the community of like-minded people made me feel like I belong here.
How does cannabis enhance your wellness experience with your activity, pre or post-activity?
I have used cannabis for a very long time. I am a huge supporter of its benefits! I use a variety of cannabis products ranging from CBD, to THC/CBD capsules, salves, lotions, edibles, tincture, and oils to the actual flower itself. For me, it's always an after climbing, or at the end of the day winding-down routine. It helps me to release stress, let go of the day, and also help my body and mind relax so I can sleep well.
Tell us something fun or interesting about your wellness activity.
Mostly I just try to eat well, mostly plant-based, get good rest, and manage my stress. I also make an effort to get outside as much as I can to do what I love and that's climbing. Climbing is my passion and there is nothing else I'd rather spend my time doing.
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?
A happy moment for me is when I come home from a great day of climbing, make a good healthy meal, enjoy the unwinding effects of cannabis, and relax and let it all go from the day.
Follow April on Instagram at @yeahapril.