5 Effective Ways to Prevent Headaches

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Prevent Headaches


Come on! You know you want to!

I have quite the smashing one right now!  The cause of mine is clear… I haven’t eaten for almost two full days and I  haven’t had water for hours!

But do not fear… this is just routine prep for a routine colonoscopy. FUN TIME!


Let’s talk more about how to prevent headaches!


If you’re prone to getting headaches, tension, or otherwise, there are a few things you can do. There are several everyday causes for headaches and simple things such as stress and your workstation are often the culprit. If you dedicate time for self-care, hopefully, you’ll be able to relieve tension in both your body and mind. There are also relaxation techniques you can try, alongside taking medication or herbal remedies.


Here are effective ways to prevent headaches. 


Try a guided meditation 


Stress can cause headaches and it’s a good idea to look for ways to create a calming environment at home or try relaxation techniques. If you’re looking to manage stress, one popular technique is meditation. There are several benefits of meditation. It’s personal and you can do it anytime or anywhere, and you hardly need any equipment. If you’re new to meditation you could try a guided meditation. There are plenty of tracks available to listen to online that have been designed to target stress and help with pain relief.


DIY massage or acupressure


Massage can be an effective treatment for headaches and tension. You can even DIY your own massage without having to spend a lot of money at the spa. You could invest in self-massage or acupressure tools such as a massage roller, massage ball, or acupressure mat. General massage will help to boost your circulation and relieve tension, and there are also pressure points for headaches. Massage is also a great stress reliever and will help you sleep.


Get your hearing tested


There are several common health issues that could also cause headaches. If you’re struggling to hear while working, either in your home office or at work, this may result in headaches. If your working environment is noisy you could invest in noise-canceling headphones. If you think it could be another issue it’s worth having your hearing tested. Even if you already wear a hearing aid it could be a good idea to speak to a hearing health professional if you need to repair or replace hearing aids.


Ensure your workstation is ergonomic


If you frequently get headaches during the day, your workstation could be the culprit. A poorly set-up workstation could result in eye strain, back and neck problems, headaches, and fatigue. Speak to your employer and ensure they provide you with an ergonomic workstation. This should include a chair with back support, sufficient lighting, and ergonomic electronic equipment.


Always stay hydrated

Often headaches are caused by dehydration, so always remember to stay hydrated. Keep a refillable bottle of water with you during the day. Here are a few symptoms of a dehydration headache to look out for, along with a range of natural remedies and tips for prevention. It’s also important to take plenty of breaks during your working day and to eat well. Schedule your breaks and try to stick to a routine. This will help you to reduce stress and be more motivated and productive as a result.


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Naturally Yours,
Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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4 thoughts on “5 Effective Ways to Prevent Headaches”

  1. Unfortunately, we all do get a headache from time to time due to stress or whatever other reason. Interesting that you mention hearing aids. I have been wearing hearing aids for the past 15 years or so and just recently had my yearly test and ended up with a new pair. Having some issues so for the past month and a half, only wearing one as the other in for fine-tuning, so having headaches as I am struggling and I am aware that this does cause a headache for me due to the extra straining and trying to make out what others say. Fortunately, I am not working (retired now) so that’s a consolation as my work was telephone-based and I invariably ended up with lots of headaches during my working career.

  2. Good points. Sometime I feel we never get enough water into us or appreciate how important it is. One way that helps me when I have a headache is to get outside and walk. The fresh air, oxygen, change of scenery and movement often work for me. Thank you for post.

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.