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More Reasons to Exercise After a Brain Injury

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More Reasons to Exercise After a Brain Injury

A brief summary of current research.

Feasibility and Effect of Aerobic Exercise for Lowering Depressive Symptoms Among Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury: A Pilot Study (2012)

Schwandt, M, Harris, JE, Thomas, S, Keightley, M, Snaiderman, A, & Colantonio, A. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 27(2), pp 99–103.

This study confirms earlier research that an exercise program is feasible and effective for people with traumatic brain injury. Aerobic exercise led to improved mood, cardiovascular fitness, and increased self-esteem. Study participants reported high satisfaction with the program and no unfavorable effects. Future research is needed to determine the intensity, frequency, and duration required to reach and maintain improvement.

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This is my fourth concussion, and the only time I have had lingering symptoms a month post TBI. I have found that exercise with any sort of bouncing or becoming too hot make my symptoms much worse, and bring back symptoms I thought I was rid of. It is very frustrating because before I was bike riding 13-20 miles/day, and now I have to check the thermostat before I ride 6, knowing I may not be able to function well tomorrow.

Jun 18th, 2014 10:38pm

For me feeling fit and strong was everything. A former Royal Marine and Kent Firefighter. I train as hard as I ever have with the weights and walk everywhere, but sadly due to nerve damage I cannot yet control my right-leg enough to run, mind you, it's only been 10 years! Lol :)

Feb 12th, 2013 6:23am

A consistent exercise program helped me improve my TBI state more than ANYTHING!!! My memory is sharper, I\'m sleeping deeper, and I just feel happier all around!

Jun 5th, 2012 4:56pm

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