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Approximately 40% of African American women cite hair care practices as barriers to engaging in physical activity (Joseph et al., 2017). Often it takes hours to get a flawless hairstyle but can take less than 30 minutes to sweat it out at the gym. There are so many benefits of physical activity and protective hairstyles that can be created with hair extensions Ivy.L.Tresses. Get active and be healthy!

Physical activity has mental, emotional, and physical benefits. Exercise is associated with a decrease in depression, anxiety, and stress. Health benefits of exercise also include a reduced risk of heart attack, lower blood cholesterol, lower risk of type 2 diabetes, lower blood pressure, stronger bones, muscles and joints, and a lower risk of osteoporosis. Last but not least, physical activity helps people lose and manage their weight. 

Obesity has many negative health consequences associated with it including, hypertension, diabetes, and some cancers. African American women have higher rates of obesity (57%) compared to white women (32.8%) (Joseph et al., 2017). There are many barriers to physical activity for African American women including a lack of time, lack of resources and equipment, family caregiving obligations, and the aforementioned hair care practices.

We can become more active and healthier in many ways. Below are tips to help you become a healthier you.
  • Park your car further from the entrance in parking lots
  • Take the steps instead of the elevator
  • Walk at home with Leslie Sansone for free on YouTube 
  • Workout at home with Brittne Babe 21 day fitness challenge for $20
  • Walk at the mall at a brisk pace with a friend 

Increasing your physical activity is guaranteed to make you sweat, but your hair won't with Ivy.L.Tresses. Our tresses can withstand extreme heat and sweat and remain flawless. Now you can have flawless hair and be active. 



Joseph, R. P., Coe, K., Ainsworth, B. E., Hooker, S. P., Mathis, L., & Keller, C. (2018). Hair As a Barrier to Physical Activity among African American Women: A Qualitative Exploration. Frontiers in public health5, 367. doi:10.3389/fpubh.2017.00367