Almost every woman in the country suffers from headaches from time to time and some women are literally plagued by them.
Of course you can always pop a paracetamol to ease the pain but it's much more sensible and indeed healthy to try to prevent headaches from occurring in the fist place.
So what can you do to keep that sore head at bay? Well, five of the most effective steps you can take are as follows...
Keep an eye on your eyesOne of the main causes of head pain is eye strain. When your eyes struggle to focus they apply pressure to the surrounding muscles which in turn causes a headache.
Obviously regular eye checks are essential but it is also important to treat your eyes gently. If you spend considerable time writing, reading or computer work you must give your eyes a rest every fifteen to twenty minutes.
Avoid temperature changeThe human body doesn't like dramatic temperature changes. Moving from a warm environment to a significantly colder one, or vice versa, can adversely effect the circulation of blood to the head which often results in a headache.
Massage the pain away
Eat to prevent inflammationMany headaches are caused by inflammation around the eyes, jaw and temples. Foods such as mackerel, broccoli and ginger contain powerful anti-inflammatory properties that can help alleviate this problem.