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Tension Headaches
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Often described as a tightening or constricting of muscles in the head, tension headaches have a number of possible causes: stress, anxiety, poor posture, allergies, eyestrain, low blood sugar, sleep loss, alcohol use, and clenching or grinding of the teeth.
Tips
Mind Over Body
A great way to treat tension headaches is to learn a simple relaxation technique. Try shutting your eyes and taking slow, deep breaths. Place your hand on your shoulder and gently massage the muscles. Because a tension headache may be the result of a stressful situation, you may want to take yourself out of the situation until your headache subsides and you can better deal with the problem.
Don't Stress
Relaxation therapy can help reduce your stress level, helping you to avoid tension headaches. Try incorporating relaxation techniques like deep breathing, yoga and meditation into your daily routine.

Work It Out
Regular aerobic exercise, such as walking, biking or rollerblading, can help reduce the regularity and intensity of headaches. Exercise* can relieve stress and relax your muscles by increasing endorphin levels.
* Always remember to check with your doctor before beginning or changing an exercise plan.
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