I know I covered some of this in a couple of previous posts but most of us suffer with headaches or migraines at some point in our lives. Did you know research suggests that 3,000 migraine attacks occur every day for each million of the general population. That's an incredible number and I'm sure that has gone higher within the last year because of WFH. So what can we do to help prevent it from coming on? Yes we can reach for the pills and go to see a GP but have you thought about turning to a more holistic method. Now I'm not going to sell you the latest trend but what I am going to say is that find a method that works for you and stick to it.
The best form of treatment is knowing what can trigger it in the first place so getting to know your body well enough will be the best course of action. Once you can feel it coming on, you'll then need to write it down what it was that you were just doing and try doing that task again and noticing what happens. If the same occurs then you know its down to that particular trigger.
Some triggers might be eating specific foods, for example high sugary foods. Another one might be missed meals because your body needs food for energy and for it to function correctly which then if you miss a meal, there isn't sufficient energy to power your body, hence the headache or migraine attacking. Another one could be mild dehydration and I suffer with this when I wake up first thing in the morning as I'm dehydrated from the night before while asleep. Alcohol can be another trigger and for obvious reasons such a alcohol makes you dehydrated. To much caffeine in coffee can also play a huge role in headaches, this is due to the body not excreting it. Sleep can be another trigger especially if you have had broken sleep. The list is endless. Also for those of us working from home and sitting at a computer all day, this can be another huge factor. With the head, neck and shoulders all hunched over and the flickering of the screen, this can bring on more headaches.
So how can we get around this problem? Note down when and where you were or are for this to trigger. What were you doing? How did you feel? Then you can figure out what it is and try and decrease your time spent doing that particular activity. Another option is to do some yoga and exercise for your happy hormones to be produced. Serotonin your calming hormone will be released when you exercise and the stress level cortisol will decrease. This will start to make you feel better. Let me know what triggers you have and I'll help you to overcome them.
Did you know that doing yoga or any exercise for 30 minutes a day, 3 times per week will dramatically decrease your chances of a headache and it will make you feel so good you wont want to stop.
If you suffer with headaches or migraines did you know that here at EasYoga we have over 220 online on demand yoga classes for you to access whenever you want to which has FREE access for 7 days when you sign up. This will significantly decrease the chances of you getting headaches anymore. Click on the image below to find out more.
Have a great day.
Lots of love xxx