Using physical exercise to alleviate pain is a good way to treat migraine. The process triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers. These feel-good hormones relive stress, reduce anxiety, and help reduce depression. They also reduce the intensity and frequency of migraine attacks. Exercise can also help with weight management and sleep regulation.
Some forms of exercise, such as yoga, are known to significantly reduce migraine symptoms. It is recommended that people with migraine consult with a physician before embarking on an exercise program. However, some forms of exercise, such as yoga, may not be appropriate for people who suffer from migraine. Other types of exercise, such as aerobic exercise, may be more beneficial for people with migraine.
Physical exercise can also be used as a prophylactic treatment. It can be beneficial for people with migraines who are particularly at risk of frequent migraine attacks. Aerobic exercise can help reduce stress, improve sleep regulation, and improve cardiovascular health. Aerobic exercise can also reduce the intensity and frequency of migraine attacks.
The Web of Science is a database that was used to conduct a systematic review of studies to determine the effect of aerobic exercise on migraine symptoms. The study looked at six studies that were screened using three online databases. They found that the effects of aerobic exercise on migraine were non-inferior to those of topiramate.
In addition to aerobic exercise, people with migraine should pay attention to their diet. In particular, people who suffer from migraine should avoid foods that are triggers for their attacks. They should also pay attention to water levels. Migraines may occur if a person is dehydrated. A person may also be sensitive to sound and light, so it is important to keep these factors in mind.
A study of the effects of aerobic exercise on migraine symptoms found that patients who participated in high-intensity interval training had a lower incidence of migraine attacks. This type of exercise combines high-intensity cardio with periods of low-intensity cardio. Patients who are new to HIIT should start slowly. They should also make sure to perform a warm-up and cool-down session.
Another study found that regular yoga practice reduced the frequency of migraines. This type of exercise is known to decrease stress, reduce anxiety, and improve sleep regulation. In addition to reducing the intensity and frequency of migraine attacks, yoga may also be beneficial for people who suffer from depression.
For people with migraine, it is important to avoid exercising during an attack. During an attack, the muscles may become tense and the patient may experience a migraine aura. During an attack, the brain may not be able to receive information about what is happening around them. During an exercise-induced migraine, a patient may be unable to move properly. It is recommended to exercise in a cool and shaded area.
For people with migraine, it is also important to avoid exercise during high temperatures. Heat exhaustion can also cause migraines. In addition to exercising in the heat, it is important to drink plenty of water. Medications that contain caffeine may also cause an increased risk of migraine attacks.