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 ...
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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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