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Migraine Sufferers

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Prevent Exercise-Induced Migraines
Do you ever finish a good workout with a wonderful exercise high, only to have it diminished by a pounding headache? Activities such as running, rowing, tennis, swimming and weight lifting tend to be some of the most common activities to precipitate these "exertion headaches," which are common among migraine sufferers.

To prevent them in the future:
Always warm up and cool down for several minutes
Try a lower workout intensity
Breathe slowly and deeply during your workout
Have a light carbohydrate snack right after exercise
Drink plenty of water before, during and after exercise
Drink a cup of coffee before a strenuous workout.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BABYBARNEY 12/12/2012 2:02PM

    Mary, thank you for this article...certainly pertains to me unfortunately...surprised about the coffee tip...since it is a diuretic, but will definitely use some of the suggestions/ never would have thought that the exercise would actually cause the migraine.

Sandi emoticon

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CVRONEK 12/12/2012 9:46AM

    Great tips!

Now tell me why I usually get sick, right after a I start a really dedicated, strong workout, routine?
Crazy, but true.

Off to get my water, now.


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KARIDIAN1 12/12/2012 12:46AM

    interesting, i never know this.

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GGMFAY 12/11/2012 5:22PM

    Advise can apply to most of us even if no headache.

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KITT52 12/11/2012 10:58AM

    thanks for the info....

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BARBARAROSE54 12/11/2012 9:59AM


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TRAILWALKERJO54 12/11/2012 7:35AM

    good advise -- I will check out the link too ..

thanks Mary emoticon

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SUNSHINEGB 12/11/2012 5:34AM

    I don't think I've ever had a migraine headache Mary but this is a great article to read. I'm sure it will help many.
Thanks for sharing.

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DIDMIS 12/11/2012 12:21AM

    I had only one migraine head ache in my life and didn't know what it was.

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KATHYSCOLLIES 12/11/2012 12:09AM

    Great article Mary!

It had some things I have never heard before about cause / prevention of headaches / migraines.....

Thanks for sharing it with us!

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