Avoid food triggers
A number of foods and ingredients can trigger headaches. Some of the common triggers include alcohol and caffeinated beverages as well as certain fruits, nuts, cheeses, and chocolate. Avoid these foods and others if your diary indicates they are causing problems for you and you would like to help prevent headaches in the future.
Eat a healthy diet
A healthy diet that contains adequate amounts of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients might make a big difference. Begin by eating regularly scheduled meals. If you don't have time to eat, get a snack or even a glass of water.
Reduce stress at home and work
Plan ahead. Don't procrastinate; putting things off is stressful. Try relaxation and breathing exercises to help minimize stress. Relax all your muscles and take several deep, slow breaths. Make sure both your abdomen and chest expand when you breathe.
Get plenty of sleep
Maintain a regular sleep schedule. If necessary, use an alarm clock to remind you to go to bed. Set and stay with a consistent sleep schedule, even on weekends.
Aerobic exercise has been shown to make an appreciable difference in reducing headaches and promoting a general sense of well-being. Even if you walk only 15 to 20 minutes a day at a brisk pace, you can reap benefits. Check with your healthcare professional before starting any exercise program.
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