As June comes to a close we are sad to say that we missed the bandwagon for Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. I don’t know about you but when a headache comes on or worse a migraine I don’t want to do much of anything, but as someone with a hectic lifestyle I can undoubtedly say, ain’t nobody got time for that! So, we are going to jump right in and look at some ways to stop the pain before it starts. Are you ready? Let’s go.
If certain foods or scents have triggered headaches in the past, it could be time to make a note of them and avoid them at all costs. Things like caffeine, cigarette smoke, and bright lights can be a big culprit in spurring on pain, but it doesn’t have to be that obvious. Perfumes, loud noises, flowers, and even lunch meat have the power to make you miserable.
Exercising on a regular basis reduces tension and can help prevent headaches. Choose something you enjoy doing - walking, biking, kayaking, hiking, etc. - and follow the proper guidelines for the exercise you’re engaging in. That means stretching and warming up slowly. And don’t forget proper hydration.
Bonus: It is also said that being overweight can be a factor in triggering migraines, so not only will exercise help you stay healthy but it can help curb the pain that can be caused from headaches or migraines.
Eat and sleep regularly
Lack of sleep and skipping meals can aggravate symptoms for the migraine sufferer. Make sure you are getting enough fluids and are eating meals at regular times. Lack of sleep (or even getting too much sleep) can also aggravate symptoms, so implement routine and stick to it.
Stress. Stress. Stress. It happens. Sometimes it’s hard to avoid. The only thing we can change is our response to it. Learn techniques to reduce stress levels like breathing, yoga and meditation. You can also combat stress with a massage, a long walk, a hot shower, or whatever you need to do to take the edge off.
According to the Migraine Research Foundation, nearly 36 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches. Acknowledging the triggers and patterns surrounding your migraine episodes will help you figure out what’s causing them and minimize your chances of experiencing headache pain.
We don’t usually think about our
feet, that is until they hurt. We tend to take them for granted, but like other
parts of our body they get tired, overused, sore, and in need of some
If you’re like me when your feet
hurt, you don’t want to do much of anything. You want to stay off them, but
your body likes to move and your brain functions better when you are active.
Foot pain can be the cause of other
pain in your body too. If your foot hurts, you may change the way you stand,
walk, and move, and these changes can affect your legs. When your legs hurt,
you make more changes in what you do, which affects your hips, then your back,
then your neck. And the next thing you know, your whole posture and normal body
mechanics have been affected, and it all stemmed from your foundation, your
Think about all of what you put
your feet through…
At work, you may be on your feet
for most of the day on hard floors or rough terrain. You may even have a long
walk from the parking lot to your place of employment.
At home, we constantly walk to take
care of our family, our belongings and our house. We shop, stand chatting with
a friend, stand in lines, and walk around doing errands. We cook, do laundry,
clean and put things away. You may make multiple trips up and down stairs every
day. Yard work and home maintenance keeps us on our feet as well.
You may kick things out of the way
or stomp your feet to let out some frustration. Your feet may have things
dropped on them or they get stepped on. You step on unexpected things such as
rocks, tools, or toys (Legos are the worst!).
You may use
your feet for exercise like yoga and fitness classes, hiking, climbing,
kickboxing, and dance - and hauling all your equipment around. If you enjoy
sports you use your feet to run, jump, and kick. Your feet take a real pounding
since they support your body weight along with the extra force from exertion.
squeeze our feet into uncomfortable shoes or boots. Sometimes it may be for the
sake of fashion, such as high heels. Other times work footwear is
uncomfortable. Sandals may be more comfortable but they may not provide the
support your feet need.
The joints in your legs can be
affected by your feet too. Your joints are under pressure from the muscles and
bones pulling and twisting on them. Relieving that foot pain will allow your
muscles and joints to live in their proper positions with less pressure on them
alleviating that pain and helping you feel better.
Massage provides relief from
Plantar Fasciitis, heel pain, and other common foot pain. Most muscles that
move your foot start in your calf, so relieving foot pain can also reduce calf
Your feet do a lot for you so give
them some much needed attention and get a massage! With the help of Massage
Móvil, you can give them that attention in the comfort of your home with an in-home
massage! Check out our schedule and book online today!