What’s Your Secret: What Do You Do For Exercise?

I know I am not alone in struggling to find a way to exercise that does not exacerbate migraine pain. Our migraine specialists encourage us to move, stretch, and if possible, get our heart rate up. Research shows that doing so can actually decrease migraine flare ups. However, the very act of doing so can be a trigger for many of us. In the video below, I demonstrate the Essentrics method, a unique path I’ve found after searching for many years.


Exercise does not have a one size fits all

When it comes to exercise, there is no one-size-fits all. Please share your secrets and resources for how, or if, you make exercise a part of your life in the comment section below. We are here to learn from one another so don’t keep your strategies to yourself!

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  • Kohenjohns
    1 month ago

    I take a preemptive strike against my exertion migraines by taking indomethcine. I Crossfit and most of the time it does the trick. Or at least makes it bearable until my workouts over when I take a Cambia or Diclofenac

  • Holly Baddour moderator author
    1 month ago

    I’m so impressed that you are capable of doing crossfit in the face of migraines and am fascinated that you’ve been able to find a preventative med to take to offset those exertion migraines! Thanks so much for sharing. It’s wonderful to learn from one another. That’s what we’re here for.

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