It’s time for your Friday Fit and Healthy Lifestyle Tip!
Do you suffer from constant headaches? I used to until I started exercising on a regular basis.
Today’s Tip: Exercising for headache relief
Exercising increases circulation and reduces tension that can come from stress. As most people know, exercise helps reduce toxins from the body which also helps with headache relief. Drinking plenty of water and eating healthy are even more ways that help. And be sure that you are breathing correctly while working out because that makes a big difference as well. Breathe in through the nose, out the mouth.
I still get the occasional headache and the first step I take to try to relieve it is exercising. Everyone looks at me funny when I tell them that my headaches usually go away after a quick workout and that they should try it.
Cardio exercise like spinning/cycling, Elliptical and at home walking workouts work best for me in this case and 9 times out of 10 my headache is gone. In the event it doesn’t fully go away, a quick cool shower usually solves the problem. I don’t have experience with yoga but I have heard that through it’s stretching and relaxation techniques it also helps with headache relief.
I personally prefer to try for natural headache relief over medication so exercising usually does the trick. Exercising doesn’t always take my headaches away but it definitely drastically reduces the intensity of the headache.
I decided to write about this today because I have experienced more headaches this week than I had in a very long time and all but one time my headaches went away immediately after working out. Of course this is only my personal experience and you should definitely consult with your physician before taking any headache issues in your own hands.
Have you found that exercising helps with your headaches?