Woman, Curly Black Hair, National Hair Centers, Exercise can cause you to lose your hairWe all know exercise is good for you. It helps to combat disease, control weight, help sleeping patterns, boost energy and make you happier. However, there are some downsides to exercising too much.

While it can balance out your sleeping patterns, it can also cause sleeping disorders, insomnia, and fatigue. And, too much exercising can cause you to lose your hair. Exercising is a lifestyle choice we make that can cause our very hair to fall out.

The biggest reasons for temporal hair loss -hair loss around the temples- is associated with regular alcohol consumption, over shampooing and yes, longer exercise sessions.

Typically if you are exercising to lose weight, you work out longer, more frequently and also cut your caloric intake, which can be detrimental to your nutritional needs. Exercise too much and your body uses up vitamins and nutrients faster than they get replenished. While this may lead to weight loss, it can also lead to hair loss.

You probably haven’t considered it, but excessive exercising is in effect putting your body under stress. This is turn causes the adrenal glands to overreact and produce a hormonal imbalance, and it is this imbalance that causes your hair to fall out.

Many athletes – especially females – like to have their hair out of the face while exercising. These restrictive hairstyles, which usually pull back the hair, can lead to a type of hair loss called traction alopecia.
So the point is to be mindful of your hair during your exercise routine. And, here at National Hair Centers we also have another suggestion. If you’re experiencing thinning hair, use a regime of Low-level laser light (LLLT), which has been clinically proven to stop hair loss and regrow healthy hair. NHC offers the very latest FDA portable home laser devices which you can use really anywhere. It is virtually undetectable under any cap or hat and operates on a rechargeable battery. The treatment schedule is typically every other day for 30 minutes.

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Using a portable laser device under her baseball cap.

How It Works: The Science behind Laser Hair Growth Therapy

Low level, “cold” laser light (laser wavelength 650nm +/– 5nm) works to stimulate the scalp and provide energy to the follicles during the resting and shedding phases of the hair cycle. The treatment increases blood circulation, improves cellular activity and reverses the normal deterioration of cells. Hair follicles with improved circulation of blood receive more nutrients resulting in healthier hair growth. It is an effective non-invasive home-use approach to treating hair loss.

About National Hair Centers

Established in 1975 and based in Phoenix, Arizona, National Hair Centers is internationally recognized as a leader in the hair restoration industry. National Hair Centers is the most experienced hair restoration and hair transplant center in Arizona and the largest facility of its kind anywhere. NHC is also the only company that offers every effective method of hair restoration, including hair transplants, non-surgical procedures, laser hair growth therapy and FDA-cleared hair re-growth products.