It really is encouraging for us here at The Gentleman’s Beard Club to come across more and more gentlemen around the world taking care of their body and skin, not just in terms of cosmetic products but either weight-loss, maintenance or muscle gain. They’ve obviously realised that taking care of themselves makes them feel better, become more confident and have a lot more success with the ladies. However, what you may not know is that regular exercise can really help your hair and beard become healthier - so let’s find out how.
The reality is that when you exercise you tend to sweat. This is your body's natural way to release the toxins and other waste through your hair follicles and pores. When your follicles unclog, you're giving your hair more room to grow. Simply put, the more you exercise, the more your beard will grow, technically. When you are exercising, either at the gym, at home, or in the outdoors, your heart rate increases which increase your blood flow. As you probably know, blood flow is responsible for transporting oxygen through your entire body so oxygen will then supply your hair follicles with the right nutrients they need to grow.
Even though you may be blessed with amazing hair and a masculine looking beard and may never exercise, the truth is that you're one in a million and it's all due to genetics. However, you may be missing an important part - your beard and hair may not be as healthy as you think.
One of the factors that you may not be considering is stress and this has a huge influence on your hair and beard growth. When you don't exercise on a regular basis, your cortisone levels tend to be higher than average and when you have high levels of this chemical in your body, it will lead to the unwanted. In case you're a stressed gentlemen, you probably already noticed that you may be losing some hair and beard follicles or that you just don't see your beard growing as it used to grow. You now have a real reason to get to physical activity.
Which exercises are better?
Every exercise is great as long as you do it on a regular basis. You don't have to run if you don't like to and you don't need to do any weight lifting if you think it's not suitable for you. The truth is that more and more gentlemen are opting for yoga classes. Yes, yoga classes! If you thought this would be just some activity for women, you’ve got it all wrong. Yoga can help you with flexibility, core strength, and even mobility.
Don't forget to take care of your beard after exercising! When you exercise on a regular basis, you will need to take more showers than you're used to. This means that you need to take good care of your beard or you may just end up with dandruff and the dreaded beardruff so make sure that you use a high quality beard oil every day as well as beard wash. You just can't imagine the difference this can make to your beard.