Aerobics Against Migraines

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By Laura Owens

Chronic migraine sufferers will do just about anything to avoid an attack, including nixing a healthy but common trigger—exercise. In a study published in Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, researchers tested an exercise regime that actually decreased migraines. Subjects participated in an indoor cycling program that involved continuous aerobic activity. The result? Improved oxygen uptake that didn’t make migraines worse. Moreover, during the final month of the study subjects had fewer migraines. If they did have an attack, it lasted fewer days, was less intense, and subjects were able to cut back on their migraine meds.

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