It’s summer, so of course you’re staying on top of your fluids (or, if you’re not, you should be). And remember: Dehydration is a universal headache trigger, says Noah Rosen, MD, director of Northwell Health’s Headache Center in Great Neck, NY. Unfortunately, by the time you realize you are thirsty, it’s too late.”A good rule in hand is to drink half your body weight in ounces of fluid daily; for example, a 120-pound person should drink 60 ounces of water,” he says. Here are some more sneaky reasons you might have a headache.
Don’t skip meals
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Eat regularly scheduled meals. “Skipping a meal is probably worse than most food triggers when it comes to headache causes,” Dr. Rosen says. It’s easy to forget to eat when you are on the run, but staying one step ahead of headaches involves some planning. Make sure to have snacks or meal replacement bars on hand for those crazy, hectic days.