The 4-minute trick that ends headache pain
Alternating between short bursts of exercise and rest can ease migraines, say scientists at a meeting of the International Headache Society. In the study, migraine sufferers who did an interval workout twice a week for 12 weeks had four fewer migraines a month; those who jogged for 45 minutes had just one fewer migraine. The authors say the painkilling endorphins produced by interval training last hours longer than those produced by continuous exercise. The study-proven workout: 4 minutes of intense exercise (like running), 3 minutes of recovery (brisk walking); repeat three times.