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Hi - I suffer from daily chronic headaches at least 20-25 days a month. Tried all the preventative medications and get some relief from Gabapentin 1200mg per day - Question: I love to exercise and do Pilates, yoga and weight training - I do find that after certain exercises the migraine get worse. I thought exercise was a good preventative measure. PLEASE tell me your opinion on this. Margo.
Exercise can be a two-edged sword for those with Migraines. Exercise is good for overall health as well as helping people be less susceptible to their Migraine triggers, thus reducing Migraines.
On the other side of that is the fact that some exercise is indeed a Migraine trigger for some Migraineurs. Many exercises will also make a Migraine worse if you already have one.
Whether you do it yourself or find a trainer or exercise physiologist to work with you, the best solution ...
Like a lot of people, I hate to work out. Going to the gym seems like a chore and I’m great at coming up with excuses not to go, such as “It’s too far” or “I’m hungry. I’ll just make dinner first, and I have SO MANY other things to do.” My personal philosophy on exercise is that it should only be performed when disguised by nature or fun. So I have listed here a few ways that I have found to incorporate more exercise into my life.
1. Disguise walking with nature or a favorite other activity like window shopping.
I found a park near me with a walking and biking path that circles a pretty lake. I walk there on weekends to get out in the sun, enjoy the people watching and to disguise the workout by admiring the beautiful scenery.
Check out your city or county department of recreation, nature preserve, state park or bird sanctuary for planned nature walks and bird watching.
2. Buy or rent exercise videos.
Exercise videos do tend to get boring when watched repeatedly. But they ...
Weight-bearing exercise is the type of exercise you’re supposed to do to boost bone density, a standard goal for those of us experiencing a loss of bone density/strength due to age, menopause, or drugs.
But it can be confusing trying to sort out which exercises are weight-bearing; which are weight-bearing, but might not be good for you; and which AREN’T weight-bearing, but still might help with your bone density. Confused? I used to be. But not any more. In my previous post I talked about the various weight-bearing exercises that are good for you. Essentially, these are exercises where your bones support your body as you work against gravity, or work against some other resistance (e.g., weightlifting). High-impact weight-bearing exercises, things like basketball, soccer, and jogging, are generally avoided by those with osteoporosis, due to risk of fracture. Low-impact weight-bearing exercises (elliptical machine, Nordic machine, brisk walking, stair-step machine) are...
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