Have you ever had a headache after a hard workout?
The past 3 times I exercised I found myself with a terrible headaches several hours after I finish. I know that I am challenging my heart rate during my runs and thus constricting blood flow so it makes sense that headaches could occur, but it’s really becoming a detriment to the rest of my day. I am eager to find a way to combat this.
I consulted Dr. Google and learned that this is very common (which is reassuring). Most sites recommended combating headaches with traditional pills like Advil but I would prefer a more holistic approach. Fitness magazine wrote an article on the subject and stated that improper breathing, dehydration, and poor posture could all be to blame. Those are definitely factors to consider as I head to the gym today.
Part of me hopes this is just part of getting back in shape and is my bodies way of telling me to slow down. I have intentions of taking it way easier than yesterday so hopefully I will be in the clear.
Please let me know if you have ever experienced this and what you did to make the headaches stop. I am not giving up on running or intense workouts, but suffering multiple headaches a week seems like a steep price to pay!