Black Weight Loss : Black women weight woes ( blame on Hair)

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  1. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    A study was done with 103 black women and over a third of them
    blame there hair for weight woes and not exercise .

    Is this why so many have become part satistic of the high obesity rate ???

    many black women say they don't wanna sweat there hair-do
    or mess the perm hair up and 64 of the women had relaxed hair
    and now vow to change there hair look to free themselves to exercise

    The nature way to go is always been a better look on black women
    will ladies make this transition to a better health and look ?

    can you really blame weight on your hair ???
     
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    You can blame it on your hair if you want, but exercise and a good diet actually do your hair much better than one may think. Exercising stimulates blood circulation which helps stimulate hair growth.
     
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    Relaxed hair or not, people will always find an excuse not to exercise. I find myself still struggling to motivate myself to exercise even with my hair natural.
     
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    I think it's in our blackness because men do the same thing less they in some kind of
    sport / I feel i've did my exercise doing work...... I lift/walk/push/ pull /climb up and down
    bend so at the end of the day i've had a workout without going to a gym.....
    often in morning before i start work i run 3/4 mile daily to start my blood flow

    But i don't work out or go to a gym hope i'm not mentally using my job as an excuse !
    I guess we will find anything to not exercise.
     
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    I wouldn't say it's in our "blackness"...That's just making us as black people sound lazy.

    However, I will say that in general, as Americans we aren't the fittest in the bunch.

    Also, I know lots of black guys who are in the gym constantly....(mmm I loves a fit in shape black man)...Younger guys especially like staying fit...But I do have a guy friend who is in his 50s and he's in very, VERY, good shape. (fantasizing) Okay lemmie stop lol

    For women I can tell you from my personal experience that it it's especially harder to get back into the routine of exercising after you had a kid(s). I need some motivation.
     
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    Exercise is practically as vital to my being as food. I run and I weight train. Being active has always been a part of my life. I am in the gym at least four days a week, and I think it shows. I also feel great. Interpret, you are right about it being more difficult after you have children, but I was determined not to "let myself go," so I worked out throughout both of my pregnancies and have kept up - and increased - my momentum from those times. I often take my kids to the gym with me (they have on-site childcare). I think it sets a good example. Even at their age, they know the importance of exercise and making good choices.

    I do think way too many black women are more interested in preserving their (relaxed) hairdos and manicured nails than exercising. Any brother I've ever discussed this with would much more prefer a sister with a nice, in shape body than the latest, freshest weave or retouch!
     
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    I totally agree we love to see our women well fit and we also like to see her overall look
    that includes from head to toe wellness , this just me ! if her hair a mess so is she !
    nice fit body and a head running laps take away something, i love the total package.
     
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    What about black men and their weight woes!!!! What is their problem or excuse for being over weight and sloppy looking? Where is the study for over weight fat black men? Is anyone doing a study on them?

    Maybe a lot of black women have weight issues because they put everyone (family, job, friends, husband/boyfriend, parents) else’s needs ahead of their owns. When you are doing for everyone else you seem to forget to put in time for yourself.
     
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    :lol: YESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!
     
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    Yes sir, let me explain. A black woman loves to please her man. When there's an issue of going with him, lets say over a weekend or anywhere that might call for outside activities where our hair can be messed up, we worry and emotional eating comes into play. We need to look good for him and keep up with his wants and desires. Its hard to keep Black Hair looking good. Its a lot of work and takes a lot of time. If we're not wearing it natural. I have lost my hair a couple of times to the over perming and relaxers. I gained so much weight during that time waiting for my hair to grow back. Its an emotional thing brothers and its real.
     
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