• By Laurel J. Kelly

Housecall: Take Time to Warm Up and Cool Down

August 29, 2016

a group of young people getting ready for a bike ride

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HEALTHY RECIPES
Sesame ginger shrimp
Grilled salmon
Seafood gumbo
Crab salad

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Stop your next migraine before it starts
Medication is a proven way to treat and prevent migraines, but medicines are only part of the story. Healthy habits sometimes can stop migraine pain before it starts. For example:

  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 even more healthy lifestyle topics at MayoClinic.org.

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