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Using your hair as an excuse not to work out simply can’t be an excuse anymore. Dr. Phoenyx Austin, author of the new book “And That’s Why You’re Fat,” breaks down the justifications for not getting fit.

“You can’t put your hair above fitness, above health [or] above your body,” said Austin. “There are women with natural hair who avoid working out because they don’t want to mess up whatever ‘do they’ve got. You have to keep the maintenance of your hairstyle simple.”

She also gives tips such as using apps, keeping a food journal, and maintaining a regular work out schedule to getting in better health.

Watch all of her tips below:

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Not Working Out Because Of Your Hair? Dr. Phoenyx Austin Gives Biggest Fitness Mistakes  was originally published on