African American/Black Women often say that they don’t workout because they don’t want to mess up their hair. I feel like your hair should never keep you from doing anything, especially when it comes to keeping yourself healthy. If you wear your hair natural it’s so freeing because you can workout, swim, walk in the rain (a light sprinkle), etc, without worry. Below is a good article on how to keep your hair workout friendly. I believe it should have given more natural hair options, but it’s a good article none the less. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Peace 🙂
Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs
“What good would it be if you had a fabulous ‘do but then we are visiting you in the hospital because you didn’t take care of yourself?” Richardson Joyner asks, adding, “if we think about our health like we think about our hair, we would be superfine and super fit.”
Richardson Joyner isn’t being insensitive; she understands the time and expense that comes with hair maintenance, especially when exercising daily. She also knows that many black women do work out.
But with a 2008 Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center study that found that one-third of black women surveyed forwent exercise because of hair care, coupled with statistics that point to higher percentages of black Americans as overweight or obese, Richardson Joyner says black women just aren’t in the position to gamble with their wellness.
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