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Can exercise help prevent headaches?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Walking, swimming, and biking aren't just good for your heart health, your waist line, and your sexual magnetism. Regular aerobic exercise also means that you'll be having less regular headaches. How? It helps relieve stress and increases the levels of pain-killing endorphins. Similarly, yoga, stretching, and meditation also help reduce tension, and thus relax the chemical wackiness that can cause headaches.
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