Exercise works as well as preventitive drugs for migraine sufferers

Last year several new studies added to the long list of exercise benefits by demonstrating that exercise worked as well, or better, than medication in combating depression. Now, new research is showing that it benefits migraine victims too.

The research, from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden,  showed that migraine sufferers who pedalled on an exercise bike for 40 minutes three times a week saw as much improvement as those who took preventative medications. 

The research, which was reported in the medical journal Cephalalgia, offers hope to people unable or unwilling to take migraine medication that has been linked to side-effects ranging from tiredness to suicidal thoughts.

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