• By Laurel J. Kelly

Housecall: It’s time to get physical

April 3, 2017

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HEALTHY RECIPES
Breakfast burrito
Rotelle pasta with sun-dried tomato and black olive sauce
Chicken sausage meatballs
Fresh fruit smoothie

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Stop your next migraine before it starts
Medication is a proven way to treat and prevent migraines, but that's only part of the story. These healthy habits can sometimes stop migraine pain before it starts:

  1. Establish regular sleep hours. Take time to unwind at the end of the day. If you can't fall asleep, read or do another quiet activity until you become drowsy.
  2. Eat at about the same time every day. Avoid foods that seem to trigger migraines.
  3. Exercise regularly.
  4. Keep stress under control.

Need practical advice on diet and exercise? Want creative solutions for stress and other lifestyle issues? Discover more healthy lifestyle topics at mayoclinic.org.

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