Final ThoughtsThe best way to prevent headaches is to find out what events or lifestyle factors, such as stress or certain foods, set off your headaches. This is one reason why it is important to keep a headache diary. By keeping a diary, you will have a better understanding of physical, psychological, and environmental factors that may trigger a headache for you.
The next step is to try to avoid or limit these triggers as much as you can. Since headaches are more common during stressful times, find healthy ways to cope with stress. Talk with your healthcare provider about starting an exercise program or taking a class to learn relaxation skills.