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Your day-to-day habits and lifestyle choices play a major role in causing migraines and headaches. The can even affect the severity and length of each migraine episode you have. But this also means that by modifying your lifestyle and taking the right steps, you can significantly reduce the symptoms of migraine.
Here are a few simple changes you can make to keep yourself relatively free of migraines.
Chocolate, aged cheeses, and alcohol are some common culprits that can trigger a migraine. Completely avoiding such foods or at least limiting their consumption can help reduce the frequency of attacks.
Consuming a wholesome diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats is a good way to prevent migraines and headaches. Also, avoid skipping meals as it can trigger migraines.
Including aerobic, strengthening, and flexibility exercises in your routine can help reduce the symptoms of migraines and headaches.
Sleep helps strengthen the immune system strong, keep you away from depression and anxiety, and promote deep relaxation. But sticking to a regular sleeping schedule is also important. Poor sleeping habits and lack of sleep can trigger migraines.
Stress is one of the prime reasons that trigger migraines. So knowing how to handle stress can considerably reduce the frequency and intensity of your migraines. Meditation and deep breathing exercises can help in effectively managing stress.
Smoking not only affects your lungs but also triggers headaches and migraines. Refrain from smoking to reduce migraine pain and related symptoms.
Check in with yourself throughout the day and notice your posture. Poor body posture can strain your head, neck and shoulder muscles leading to migraines and headaches. Making changes to your posture can help you to reduce migraines.
Avoiding things that are known to trigger a migraine and incorporating healthy habits will help you reduce the number of migraines or headaches you experience. Ultimately living a healthy lifestyle is certainly the most effective way to keep migraines at bay.
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