Can Headaches Be A Result of Training?

We all know that if we want to lose weight we must get exercise on a regular basis. No matter what anyone else tries to tell you, it is not achievable to lose weight without being active. What most people do not realize however is that exercising can really be a pain. You are probably prepared for muscle aches and aches in your back and in your joints, but are you prepared for exercise induced headaches?  The bad news is that lots of people endure workout induced headaches but the good news is that there are a lot of things you’re able to do to treat them and keep from getting them again. Here are a few ways to do this.

Drink plenty of water–you likely already understand that this is important to do regularly but it starts to get even more important when you exercise. Headaches are usually a result of being dehydrated and dehydration really can appear after a workout, particularly when you work up a good sweat (sweat drains the body’s water). Drinking good amounts of water before your work out, during your work out and after you have finished working out can do quite a bit to help you keep the headaches at bay. This is commonly usually all you will need to do to cure any headaches that turn up a while after your workouts too.

Make sure you carry out a comprehensive warm up and cool down. Just beginning a exercise routine can zap your system-blood will start rushing to the places you are working which takes it away from your brain and that can lead to the onset of a headache. When you warm up completely your body has a chance to increase blood flow at a better rate and then redistribute it during your cool down so that your system doesn’t get such a jarring shock.

Practice proper breathing techniques throughout your workouts and weight liftings. Our brains need oxygen to survive and perform properly. Most men and women will certainly hold their breath when they do something that is hard but all that does is lower the amount of oxygen that gets sent to your brain. Practicing proper breathing techniques enables you to keep a continuous flow of oxygen to your brain and keep the headaches at bay.

If you realize that the headaches are happening on a regular basis and the things that you have been trying aren’t helping you prevent them, you need to talk to your doctor. Your doctor should be able to help you determine if your headaches are caused by something going wrong in the course of your workouts or if they could be caused by your diet. You may need to take prescription medication to keep the headaches under control. Your health care provider is able to help you figure out how to continue working out and losing weight without having to fight off headaches.

Nobody really wants to have a headache; we do just about everything that we can imagine to keep them from happening to us. The nice thing is that there is no reason to simply suffer through them. With the proper preparing and know-how, you can avoid exercise induced headaches completely!