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Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy Lifestyle

Headache is one of the pain conditions that really can respond wonderfully to a healthy lifestyle. Everything your mother told you to do - she was right. Eat three square meals a day - don't skip meals. If you have big gaps between meals, you might need to have a snack. Exercise regularly. Exercise at approximately the same time of day every day. It doesn't have to be a lot. Even 20 minutes of exercise makes a difference. Sleep regularly. Having a fluctuating sleep schedule is a real trigger of headaches for patients who are susceptible to headaches. Having a regular sleep schedule is really important for the patient who is prone to headaches. You want to avoid variation of the sleep schedule - both the bedtime and wakeup time.

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Steven H. Richeimer, MD

Pain Medicine

  • Triple Board Certification in the fields of pain management, anesthesiology, and psychiatry
  • Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC)
  • Chief, Division of Pain Medicine at USC and Director of the Norris Cancer Hospital Pain Management

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