According to Researchers and the American Headache society, regular moderate exercise is beneficial in preventing Headache and Migraine frequency in most sufferers. This is thought to be due to the effects of exercise in releasing endorphins (the body’s natural painkillers), reducing blood pressure and improving the body’s resilience and physiologic control.
It is essential however to gently warm up before exercise and ensure youve had a small meal 1-2 hours prior to commencing your workout. Adequate hydration is also essential before exercise.
There is no doubt that for some, exercise can be a trigger, so its important to follow the precautions above and consult your health expert if symptoms persist. Rapid onset of head pain during exercise should also be investigated, especially if its the first time.
Repetitive and vigorous exercises can also provoke neck and shoulder problems which can lead to attacks, so its important to address these issues first. The bottom line is that a healthy and reasonably fit individual is less likely to suffer attacks.