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Another Reason to Exercise: Ease Migraine Pain

Any migraine sufferer will tell you that exercise is the last thing on her mind during an attack, but a new study has found that exercise may help lessen the pain when it comes back the next time.

The research claims that the simple combination of aerobic exercise and muscle relaxation will not prevent migraines from occurring (bummer), but can actually help ease migraine pain if and when you get migraines in the future. If you're a migraine sufferer, you won't have to add anything too extreme to your routine, either: just 45 minutes of aerobic exercise and 15 minutes of progressive muscle relaxation is all it takes.

And in case you need a little extra motivation to hit the gym, here are many more great reasons to exercise.


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ipryor ipryor 9 years
Oh my goodness! This is great to know. I don't work out nearly as often as I should, and I get HUGE migraines on occasion. I never knew that working out could ease the pain, although of course it's great for a lot of other things. The "progressive muscle relaxation" sounds nice. I'll have to try that.
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