Can changing my lifestyle help my headaches?

A healthy lifestyle is as important to headache management as any medication. Some suggestions include:

  • Develop an exercise routine that you enjoy and will follow regularly.
  • Eat a balanced diet that avoids headache triggers such as chocolate and caffeine.
  • Maintain a consistent sleep schedule - try to go to bed and get up at the same time every day.
  • Learn relaxation techniques to help you cope with stress.

Factors such as exercise habits, diet, sleep and rest patterns, and how you handle stress can all affect your headaches.