“Impact of Physical activity on Epilepsy: A Review”

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Geeta Bhatt, Nalina Gupta, Shweta Manwadkar, Priti Mehendale, Khyati Kothary


Epilepsy has neurobiological, cognitive, psychological, and social effects that make individuals more secluded and suffer from increased social stigma. In order to increase quality of life in epilepsy, efforts should not only target seizure control but also consider all facets of life, such as physical and mental wellness. It's noteworthy that neither epilepsy patients nor medical doctors typically involve physical exercise programs. This resistance could be brought on by concern that exercise will trigger seizures, stigma, or misinformation. With the rise in data on the advantageous effects of physical activity (PA) on management of epilepsy and enhancing life quality, it makes sense to incorporate exercise programs as an additional non-pharmacological treatment for epilepsy. The major point is to support the potential application of an exercise regimen to either prevent or treat epilepsy. As a result, future studies are essential to study the advantages and impact of PA on epileptic patients. The current review of the literature includes 12 articles from the years 2017 to 2022 that were found by searching the PubMed and Google Scholar databases using keywords like "exercise," "epilepsy," "physical activity," "human treated for epilepsy," and "seizure physical training." These articles examine the most recent research on the risks and advantages of PA in epilepsy patients and indicate that being active has positive psychological effects on both social and mental health. However, in light of the information that is currently available, it is recommended that PA should be considered in epilepsy patients in order to boost life quality and overall well-being.

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