Keep Moving!

Keep Moving!

Keep Moving!

With regular exercise, you can prevent tension-type headaches and migraines!

  • Doctors agree that it would be awesome if you can get 1 hour (60 minutes) of exercise a day… even better if it’s outdoors in the fresh air!
  • This can include walking/biking to and from school and playing/being active during recess.You can also consider playing a sport, either on a team or individually. You don’t have to be a pro athlete!
  • Regular exercise is the key! This means that it’s better to swim, bike, jog, etc. for 30 minutes 3-4 times each week, rather than running a half marathon once a week.

What activity or sport is best for you?

Figure out what you enjoy and what makes you feel good!

Why should I care about exercise?

Regular aerobic exercise (the kind that gets your heartrate up and you breathing heavily) reduces the frequency and intensity of tension-type headaches and migraine attacks. How?

When you exercise, your body produces its own pain medication: Endorphins!

Endorphins are also known as “the happiness hormones.”

Here are 9 good reasons to play sports and exercise:
Sports and exercise…
  • are great ways to have fun with friends and make new friends
  • improve your sleep
  • relieve stress
  • help you relax
  • build self-confidence
  • improve your strength and fitness
  • improve your posture, balance, and flexibility
  • help maintain a healthy weight
  • help build new nerve cells, keep nerve cells healthy, and help them work better (even under stress)

Which activity types do you enjoy?

How can you stay active?

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How about you?

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Manage your headaches

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