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Can exercise bring on or help prevent headaches?

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Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Both

There is a type of migraine that is brought on by exercise.
Dehydration during exercise can cause headache, too. But most headaches are "tension" headaches caused be our reactions to stress or from sitting still too long in front of a screen, where our eye and neck muscles become "frozen" and tight. Exercise burns off stress hormones, relaxes muscles and makes us expand our lungs, which calms us.

In brief: Both

There is a type of migraine that is brought on by exercise.
Dehydration during exercise can cause headache, too. But most headaches are "tension" headaches caused be our reactions to stress or from sitting still too long in front of a screen, where our eye and neck muscles become "frozen" and tight. Exercise burns off stress hormones, relaxes muscles and makes us expand our lungs, which calms us.
Dr. Cory Annis
Dr. Cory Annis
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Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology

In brief: Both

Depending on the type of headache one has, exercise coud have a triggering or preventative effect.
It is important to pay attention to possible triggers for the headaches and keep a journal. Perhaps a headache is brought on by chocolate, by video games or by an ex-boyfriend. Identification and removal of triggers is an important step in treating headaches.

In brief: Both

Depending on the type of headache one has, exercise coud have a triggering or preventative effect.
It is important to pay attention to possible triggers for the headaches and keep a journal. Perhaps a headache is brought on by chocolate, by video games or by an ex-boyfriend. Identification and removal of triggers is an important step in treating headaches.
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Dr. Gael Yonnet
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