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Exercise Tips for People Who Have Seizures

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.
Last updated on Fri, 04/25/2014 - 19:50