Phone addiction, chain-smoking, binge drinking, overspending and stress eating…
We all have a bad habit or two that we just cannot give up easily. But, believe it or not, even the habits you thought were good might actually be a pain in the head.
Headaches and migraines can be downright frustrating. Worse, they can happen any time of the day – whether you are driving to work, having coffee with a friend or while waiting in line at the supermarket. To relieve the pain and discomfort, MusclePeople.co.nz notes that it pays to know the possible culprits.
Read on to know the good things you never thought can cause chronic headache and migraine.
Kicking your morning habit immediately can do more harm than good. A number of studies reveal that a headache, which begins behind the eyes and then moves up, is a symptom of caffeine withdrawal. The more caffeine you consume in a day, the greater the intensity of headache can be. To avoid this, allow your body to adjust before totally quitting caffeine. It is advisable to reduce your intake slowly.
Hitting the gym regularly has many benefits. That, many of us know. What others cannot realise is that it can trigger head pain, especially if you have increased the intensity of your exercise quickly and become dehydrated.
As WebMD explains, “When it comes to exercise and migraines, you’ve got two sides of a coin. Exercise can be an effective preventive measure against migraines in some people, but in others, it can actually cause them. Too much stress on the body can induce a migraine.”
The best thing you can do is to limit strenuous activities, such as CrossFit and heavy weightlifting. These workouts can cause muscle spasms, which may cause headaches.
Migraine sufferers, according to healthcare professionals, tend to experience a headache immediately when something is out of ordinary. It can be due to skipping meals, going to bed too late or getting up too early. To prevent and treat headaches, it is important that you know the triggers.