There are headaches – then there are migraines. There’s the head-wrenching pain. There can be visual auras. Added to that, thinking can go off-track. Even when a migraine is over, it’s not. The fatigue and worries go on, including:
- Wanting to know what’s wrong
- Having enough sick days
- Questions about triggers – it could be food, lights, your DNA
- Racking up medical bills
The Overall Health Impact of Migraines
Those who suffer with migraines know the individual havoc these create. Data reveals the dramatic impact of these potentially disabling headaches.
- Migraines affect 39 million Americans, living in 1 in 4 households.
- They account for 113 million lost work days – that’s just in the U.S.!
- Globally, 1 billion people suffer from migraines. Note: Earth’s humans number 8 billion.
- Migraine headaches are one of the top disabling disorders in the world – especially for people ages 15-49.
Think of the people you know who are affected by migraines.
Ways to Limit Migraine Effects
Physical activity breaks like seated yoga help to reduce workday stress and tension.
Seven hours of quality sleep improves immune system function.
Regular exercise boosts your body’s natural painkillers. Endorphins offer an overall sense of well-being, helping to limit depression and anxiousness. Gradually and consistently increase physical activity to reduce the chance of triggering effects.
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