Feburary - Topic of the Week: Headaches
- If you spend a large amount of time in on fixed position, such as in front of a computer, take a break and stretch every 30 minutes to one hour. The stretches should take you head and neck through a comfortable rand of motion.
- Low- impact exercise may help relieve the pain associated with primary headaches. However, if you are prone to dull, throbbing headaches, avoid heavy exercise. Engage in low impact activities such as walking.
- Avoid teeth clenching. the upper teeth should never touch the lowers, except when swallowing. This results in stress at the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) - the two joints that connect your jaw to your skull - casing a form of tension headaches.
- Drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day to avoid dehydration, which can lead to headaches.