Recently, researchers at the University of Basel in Switzerland studied the effects of exercise on migraine sufferers. What they found is that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) helps to prevent migraines. One group of migraine sufferers participated in HIIT training, the other in moderate stretching, and the other did no exercise at all. Over the course of 12 weeks, the HIIT group experienced approximately an 80% reduction in migraines, while the stretchers had about a 25% reduction. Since average HIIT workouts last about 20 minutes, this is great news for those who want to minimize their time at the gym and experience migraine relief.
- Keeping a headache diary, and doing these workouts twice a week can be beneficial.
- Doing these HIIT workouts can dramatically cut down depression by 60%!
- HIIT workouts can lower your death risk by almost 30%! This alone has been proven to help migraines.
“And it turns out that HIIT has another important benefit: It prevents migraine headaches.”