Due to today’s hectic lifestyles, with relaxation being at a premium, headaches are a common health problem. Pulsating headaches, cluster headaches, or tension headaches are a daily occurrence for some unfortunate individuals. For some, a headache’s beginning spells trouble for how the rest of the body feels. Aches, soreness, stiffness, a feeling that “I’ve been run over by a truck” is often heard from those suffering from chronic headaches.
So—what to do? First and foremost: you MUST put relaxation on your to-do list just as you would a doctor’s appointment. Rejuvenation through relaxation will act as its own remedy for the pain.
Secondly, try an over-the-counter analgesic for immediate pain relief. But beware – often these painkillers only cure the symptom short-term. See a doctor if pain persists.
Third, examine your diet. Proper eating patterns go a long way to reducing or even eliminating headaches. Hand-in-hand with proper eating is an exercise regime that increases the blood flow and circulation within the body. Thanks to the increase in blood flow, enough blood and oxygen is supplied to the brain, thereby preventing headaches.
Feel like you’ve been hit by a truck? Shake it off by trying these simple suggestions toward a headache-free life.
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