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Could be that your go-getter, fitness intensity is giving you headaches and TMJ-like symptoms. Here's a possible remedy.

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Yes, your fitness game face is helping you push past your limits in spin class, lift heavy when you want to quit, or nail that super-tricky yoga pose once and for all.

But gritting and clenching your teeth can contribute to tight, achy jaws and headaches, says Brooklyn acupuncturist Sandra Lanshin, who sees it all the time.

An intervention? Touch your tongue behind your top teeth in the very moment you feel your face trying to help you succeed. It’s impossible to clench your jaw that way, she says. —Melisse Gelula

For more information, visit www.lanshin.com

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