The six letter word that plays a major role in hair loss is STRESS. Stress has become part and parcel of our busy lifestyles. Needless to say, this emotional tension puts our bodies under a lot strain and the build-up of anxiety can have a detrimental effect on our health.
What is the ultimate remedy for stress? EXERCISE. We all know that regular exercise equals a healthy body, but did you know that your level of exercise and rate of hair loss are directly linked?
Stress causes the body to release hormones, such as cortisone, that are known to damage hair follicles. At times you may feel that no matter what you’re doing, your hair does not look healthy, that is all because of stress. Exercise combats stress by releasing good hormones that allows the body to work efficiently. It not only makes you happier, it leads to healthier hair.
Swimming, running, cycling, and any other physical activity evens out hormone levels in our body and gets rid of toxins. Exercise also unclogs our scalp pores. Yes! Just like our skin, the scalp has pores too, which over time can become clogged and thus damage the hair follicles.
Exercising can seem like a daunting task, especially when your schedule is already jam packed, but it does not have to be as time consuming as you think. It can be as simple as joining the children in a game of football! Going for brisk walks or substituting the car for a cycle can all be simple ways of incorporating physical activities into your routine without being too time consuming.
The best thing about exercise is that it’s 100% natural and is beneficial for your entire body. Be fitter, happier and it will lead to beautiful, well nourished hair.
By Rimsha Rasul
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