You can’t mistake the nauseating misery and blinding pain of a migraine. However, according to researchers at John Hopkins Headache Center, you can be aware of the triggers. For instance, food, weather, and even stress can trigger a migraine.
Here are seven rather surprising sources of migraines that you might not be aware of…
1. Bursts of Physical Activity
A 2009 research study, conducted by Atlanta, Georgia’s Headache Center, pinpointed sudden bursts of physical activity as a migraine trigger. While regular aerobic exercise is linked to reducing migraine attacks—intense bursts of exercise do quite the opposite.
Researchers monitored the affects of exercise on 1,200 migraine patients. Results showed that 22-percent experienced a migraine with intense and sudden bouts of physical fitness.