Working Out

Exercise can provide huge emotional and physical benefits for people living with and without epilepsy.  Rather than triggering a seizure, your epilepsy tends to improve with exercise. Improvements for epileptics may include:

  • Seizure control
  • Quality of life
  • Memory
  • Depresion
  • Anxiety
  • Self esteem and social integration

Regardless of the improvements exercise offers, with epilepsy there are many risky activities we should not do.  Think realistically and find a routine that is safe and enjoyable! Always use the buddy system and bring a friend who knows you have seizures.  Some risky routines include:

  • Contact sports
  • Scuba diving
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Motor Sports
  • Horseback riding
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice activities such as skating or hockey

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I’ve been dealing with Epilepsy for approximately 20 years (since my 20’s) but recently had the RNS Responsive Neurostimulation implant and have high hopes!

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