7 Healthy Habits That Can Reduce Your Migraines

These lifestyle changes can help lessen your risk for migraines — and give you an energy boost to boot.


Quit Smoking

Smoking increases inflammation and can trigger migraines, so quitting could be a quick way to get rid of pain. If you need a more compelling reason, how about stroke? Smoking increases the risk of stroke, which should be reason enough for anyone to quit. But some types of migraine — migraine with aura — also increase the risk of stroke, even in people under age 50. Adding the smoking risk to an already increased risk can be disastrous.