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What You Need to Know About Exercise and Hair Loss

Are you addressing your body's nutritional needs?

Are you addressing your body’s nutritional needs?

Exercising provides numerous benefits, from strengthening the immune system to reducing the risk of chronic heart disease. To maintain proper body weight, doctors recommend that the average person exercise thirty minutes a day, five to six times a week. While exercise is a crucial aspect of a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to address your body’s nutritional needs at all times. Dehydration and poor nutrition can lead to a variety of health issues, including hair loss.

Excessive Exercising

You know the old saying; too much of a good thing can be bad. Excessive exercise over an extended period of time can put stress on your body. Chronic stress is one of the leading causes of telogen effluvium, alongside poor nutrition. The natural hair cycle enters a resting phase, and hair begins to shed all over the scalp.

Iron-Deficiency Anemia

Whenever you exercise, it’s important to maintain a healthy diet. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services advises that female athletes are at high risk of developing iron-deficiency anemia, which is also a leading cause of hair loss. Ensure that you’re eating a diet high in iron-rich foods.

Taking Steroids

Taking anabolic steroids might give you a competitive edge, but they’re pumping your body with hormones similar to testosterone. Excessive amounts of testosterone can lead to a variety of health issues, such as hair loss.

Swimming Laps

If you’re preferred form of exercise involves swimming laps, keep chlorine levels in mind. Exposure to an over-chlorinated pool can lead to many skin problems and even hair loss. The good news: hair loss is often temporary.


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At Wigs and Hair Solutions, we help our clients with their hair loss. We specialize in human hair wigs, partial pieces, and toppers to cover any level of hair loss. Whether your hair loss is only temporary or a permanent occurrence, or is medically-related, Bonnie will be able to create the look you want with a high-quality wig, topper, or partial piece.

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