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People with epilepsy can partake!

In Uncategorized on June 24, 2010 at 8:05 am
It is the second day of National Epilepsy Week 2010.We celebrated National Epilepsy Day yesterday which coincides with the winter solstice – or longest night and shortest day. Yes South Africa the earth turned and it is becoming summer again. Believe it!

At Epilepsy South Africa, we share information on epilepsy and see the light that it presents to those with epilepsy as well as others around them.  Information is key to overcoming the stigma and setback that people experience.  This week is our week to culminate our efforts and shout true facts to a very needy society!
Share epilepsy! 
 

 

 
The ability to partake…The ability to partake...

Having the opportunity to participate in sport and recreational activities is important for everyone, including people with epilepsy. Lack of understanding and how epilepsy affects each person differently, can mean those with epilepsy are cautioned against taking part in some activities when this is not necessary. With qualified supervision where appropriate and applying the necessary safety precautions there is little that you need to avoid if you have epilepsy.

Active recreational activities can improve both mental and physical health and should be encouraged for people with epilepsy. Very rarely is exercise a trigger for seizure activity, but for the vast majority of people living with epilepsy, the benefits of exercise far outweigh the risks.

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