If you’re one of the 90% of Americans who suffer from headaches and migraines, this article from Fitness Magazine may give you some hope.
Head Off Brain Pain
Doctors might want to start prescribing gym memberships to migraine sufferers. according to a study in the International Journal of Sports Medicine, regular exercise can reduce the number and intensity of head pounders. Patients who took up a 10-week running program reported a drop of about 40 percent in the quantity and intensity of migraines- as much as they’d get from some meds, says study author Stephanie Darabaneanu, Ph.D., of the University Clinic of Kiel in Germany. Exercise may reduce levels of stress hormones that trigger headaches. Any Aerobic exercise should do the trick, as long as you work out for 50 minutes at least three times a week.
I should mention to you, that if you have a really intense headache, you should AVOID weight lifting and power exercises; Which can increase blood pressure, making your head pain go through the roof!