Regular exercise is good for everyone.

  • Pace your exercise to avoid hyperventilation or getting too tired.
  • Avoid exercising in the middle of the day during hot weather.
  • Stay well hydrated.
  • Carry a seizure rescue medicine and identification information if your seizures are not controlled. 
  • Exercise in a safe place, for example ride a bike on bike paths, not on the street, play ball on grass not hard surfaces
  • Ask your health care team about any specific exercises to avoid.


  • Try relaxation or slow breathing exercises when anxious or if you begin to hyperventilate.
  • Pace your activity and avoid sports that may trigger hyperventilation.

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Authored By: 
Steven C. Schachter MD
Patty Obsorne Shafer RN, MN
Authored Date: 
Reviewed By: 
Patty Obsorne Shafer RN, MN
Monday, February 17, 2014