Can changing my lifestyle help my headaches?
By Terry Mason
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.
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