Use exercise to avoid/abort a migraine headache

If you have followed my previous articles, you know that I am a big fan of exercising in general. Furthermore, you also know that

I believe exercise can be the best way to abort an oncoming migraine episode.

Over the years numerous studies have been written that highlighted the link between regular exercise and a decrease in migraine episodes. However, there are also those who suggest that physical exercise can cause migraine headaches. I cannot speak for anyone else but in my case, exercise helps relieve migraine headaches that have already started and aborts migraine headaches that are about to start.

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What Do The Words “Migraine Relief” Mean to You?

Migraine relief is a migraine free life and don’t let anyone tell you different

Migraine relief usually means different things to different people. When I think about it, a migraine free life is where I can eat what I want and do what I want without being held back by the pains of a migraine.

Real relief is not about removing the symptoms of a headache. Most drug companies and doctors would have you believe that relief will never happen and the best you can do is resort to certain medications to improve your lifestyle. In essence, we are taught that migraine relief comes when you ingest a tablet. You need to become your own advocate by listening and responding to your body. Only then can you have a chance at real migraine relief. The path begins by trying to find the cause.

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Migraines do not cause brain damage

Brain damage theory debunked!

Researchers in France conducted a cognitive study on whether migraine sufferers were more likely than non-migraine sufferers to have brain damage later on in life. The researchers found that there was nothing to suggest that those suffering from migraines were more likely to suffer brain damage (1).

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Migraines and Cardiovascular Disease

Research over the last few years has found that migraine sufferers are approximately 50% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease and also face increased risks of stroke as a result of migraine headaches. The risk factors include: diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Results showed that migraine sufferers were twice as likely to have a heart attack. The research suggests that migraines weaken the inner layer of blood vessels inside, as well as, outside the brain. According to the study, which was published in the February 2010 issue of Neurology, those with migraines should start preparing for these cardiovascular disease risks at an early age1.

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Abort a Migraine

solutions that work to ABORT A migraine

Once the migraine episode develops, there is still time to completely abort a migraine, especially if it happens early on.  The following represent a few  ways to abort a migraine without the use of  medications, in most cases.

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