Generally, exercise is good for everybody. Regular exercise improves fitness, energy, mood and relieves stress. It also promotes your overall health in the way that helps reduce seizures and its side effects.
Exercise and seizures
Exercise safety notes
- You should consult doctors before starting new exercise programs.
- Understand what can trigger your seizure and find ways to avoid seizure triggers.
- Always take your medication as prescribed.
- Remember to be well-hydrated. You should also drink or eat something with sugar added.
- Stop doing exercise when you feel faint, light-headed, nausea or dehydrated.
- Know your limit to avoid overexert yourself.
- Wear appropriate protective equipment, such as helmet, knee pads or life jacket if you involve in water sports.
- Inform your family members or your friends when going out for playing sports, jogging or walking.
What types of exercise can you do?
- Inform your teammates or your coach about your seizures.
- Let them know what to do when you have seizures.
- Bring along necessary medications or first aid when you go out.
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Review Date: January 25, 2017 | Last Modified: January 25, 2017
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