Avoid Holiday Headaches with These Tips
By Virginia Laird
The holidays should be a time filled with excitement. However, for many, it can be a stressful time which can lead to serious headaches. Health and wellness experts admit there are a few things you can do to put this pain behind you, including:
- Avoid consuming too much sugar
- Get some exercise
- Getting enough sleep
Avoid Consuming Too Much Sugar
Health and wellness experts suggest those who consume too much sugar may be bringing about headaches upon themselves. Throughout the holidays, many will choose to consume a great deal of sweets and treats. With that in mind, it is possible for the body to have too much sugar and experience headaches. Rather than having this beat you, these experts have suggested that you limit your consumption of all things sweet. Some suggest that one treat a week is enough to satisfy any sweet tooth as well as limit your sugar consumption. No matter what you decide, make sure that you make a plan that you can live with, which will help you prevent holiday headaches.
Get Some Exercise
Research suggests that many headaches that afflict people are tension headaches. Tension headaches began as a tension in the back, upper back, and neck. Health and wellness experts suggest that routine exercise can help release this tension from the body. Doing this on a regular basis can help prevent headaches from consuming your mind. Routine exercise does not have to be going to the gym. Instead, many suggest that a brisk walk through your neighborhood or on a treadmill can do exactly enough to release tension in the body. Whatever you do, don't forget to add stretching prior to your workout to avoid injury.
Getting Enough Sleep is Key
One way to help reduce your occurrences of holiday headaches is to make sure you are getting plenty of sleep. Across the nation each year, millions report having decreased the amount of sleep they get in order to check plenty of items off their list. Whether you are cleaning your home for a party, finishing up the gift shopping, or a whole host of other things which come with the holiday season, it is necessary to make sure you get enough sleep. Although burning the candle at both ends may feel like the right thing to do to get enough done to feel accomplished, it can lead to headaches as well as illness. Health and wellness experts suggest that the average adult should get a minimum of six hours of uninterrupted sleep each evening. For many parents this can be a struggle. It is advised that if you battle with this that you set a bedtime for yourself.
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