Mental Health/Nervous System
Headaches and Migraines: Walking Can Help
According to the Michigan Headache & Neurological Institute and the Harvard Medical School headache sufferers can benefit from a consistent schedule of moderate exercise such as walking to lessen the occurrences of headaches.
It has also been shown to be effective in improving pain tolerances as well.
One challenge mentioned most frequently is staying motivated due to the interruptions caused by headaches. Treadmill desks can assist in this regard. Simply add you work duties to your treadmill desk and before you know it you will be accomplishing all the tasks you normally would do in an office chair.
Obviously, if migraines or headaches are occurring one should not engage in exercise of any kind but the evidence shows an improvement among sufferers who stick to a consistent walking schedule. It is important to increase the amount of walking daily on a gradual basis to allow your body to adapt.
Treadmill desks also combat stress, improve mood and assist in improving sleep quality. This may also help to alleviate some of the symptoms of headaches.
Staying out of office chairs may also be a great benefit as well. Office chairs in the long run go a long way in ruining our posture and our health and putting undue pressure on our back and spine.
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