Study: Black Women May Avoid Exercise Because of Hair

A new study reveals that two of every five African-American women avoid exercise because of their hairstyle.

From the article below: “‘As an African-American woman, I have that problem, and my friends have that problem. So I wondered if my patients had that problem,’ said Dr. Amy McMichael, the study’s senior researcher and a dermatologist at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.”

Obesity is a growing concern in the United States.

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Hairstyles may keep some black women from exercise