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Potential headache triggers identified

File photo of a woman suffering from a headache.

December 28, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Most people know that things like cheese, red wine and strong perfume can bring on a headache.

But there are some other surprising things that can also trigger them.

For example, your boss. Even indirect stress, like a meeting, can heighten nerves that relay pain.

Your hairstyle is also a possible trigger. A tight headband or ponytail can actually put pressure on connective tissue and blood supply.

When the weather gets warmer, that, too, can bring on a headache.

A recent study found for every 9-degree rise in temperature, the migraine risk goes up 7 percent.

A brief, brisk walk is a great way to get rid of a headache.

Swing your arms to help loosen up muscle tension in your neck and shoulders.