5 Tips For Fending Off Headaches And Migraines

Written By Lizzie Weakley / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Struggling with chronic headaches can greatly diminish your quality of life and make accomplishing work and home-related tasks much more difficult. If you suffer from frequent migraines or other intense headaches, there are some methods that you can try to achieve relief. Here are five tips for fending off headaches and migraines.

Avoid Bright Lights

Bright lights can trigger headaches, and finding ways to avoid glaring lighting as much as possible can help alleviate your suffering. Bright lights can cause more eye strain and force you to squint the muscles around your eyes, which can contribute further to the intensity of headaches. If you’re experiencing a headache, one of the best things to do is go into a dark room or find another area where light is dimmer.

Exercise Regularly

Simply going out for jogs or hitting the gym regularly can help keep headaches at bay. Headaches are often triggered by stress, and exercise can put the body into a calmer state naturally by increasing blood flow and endorphins.

Try Natural Products

Certain products that are formulated to relieve headaches include natural ingredients that provide additional health benefits. Using a headache relief roll on remedy that’s made with menthol and eucalyptus leaf oil may work especially well for you. Peppermint, magnesium and lavender essential oil are other natural products that are often effective in treating headaches.

Stay Hydrated

Not drinking enough water or other beverages that give the body sufficient fluid levels can cause headaches. It’s usually best to consume 64 to 80 ounces of fluid within a 24-hour period to keep the body hydrated. You also shouldn’t drink a lot of caffeinated beverages that can dehydrate the body and even contribute to your headaches.

Eat The Right Foods

What you eat can play a big role in how often you get headaches. Cucumbers, cherries and fortified whole-grain cereal are among the best foods for combatting headaches. Foods that may induce headaches include cured meats, cheese and foods with MSG, and they should be avoided whenever possible. You may be surprised to learn that avocadoes and bananas can also trigger headaches because of their high levels of tyramine, which causes blood vessels to constrict and expand.

Finding out what works best to keep your migraines or other intense headaches under control can help you live a better life. Following these tips can put you on the road to fewer headaches for the long term.

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Written By:

Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her three-year-old husky, Snowball.

Reviewed By:

Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.

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