Physical Activity and Epilepsy

@article{Arida2008PhysicalAA,
  title={Physical Activity and Epilepsy},
  author={Ricardo Mario Arida and Esper Abr{\~a}o Cavalheiro and Ant{\^o}nio Carlos da Silva and F{\'u}lvio Alexandre Scorza},
  journal={Sports Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={38},
  pages={607-615}
}
Epilepsy is a common disease found in 2% of the population, affecting people from all ages. Unfortunately, persons with epilepsy have previously been discouraged from participation in physical activity and sports for fear of inducing seizures or increasing seizure frequency. Despite a shift in medical recommendations toward encouraging rather than restricting participation, the stigma remains and persons with epilepsy continue to be less active than the general population. For this purpose… 

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