The 4-minute trick that ends headache pain

First For Women - - Health -

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.

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