Exercise Tips for People Who Have Seizures
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Exercise can lower the chance of having a seizure.
- Exercise is a great way to lower stress.
- Lowering stress can decrease the chance of having a seizure.
- You can exercise and stay safe.
Talk to your doctor before starting new exercises.
Your doctor will check your:
- General health, medications, and the way you move.
Talk to your doctor about:
- Which exercises are best for you.
- How to stay safe when exercising.
Never Exercise Alone.
- Exercise with people who know what to do if you have a seizure.
- Wear a bracelet or necklace with information about your seizures.
Exercise in a safe place.
- Make sure that there is help nearby.
- Exercise on soft surfaces like grass or mats.
Be careful while swimming.
- Never swim alone.
- Go with good swimmers who can help you if you have a seizure.
- Always wear a life vest.
- Tell a lifeguard about your seizures.
Be careful while exercising.
- If you play sports like football or hockey, wear a helmet.
If you ride a bike, stay away from busy streets.
- Wear a helmet, elbow pads, and kneepads.
If you run or hike, stay away from busy streets or dangerous trails.
- Let other people know where you are going.
Even though exercise is good, it can start a seizure.
- Don’t get really tired - take breaks often!
- Don’t exercise when it’s very hot.
- Don’t get overheated.
- Drink lots of water.