TBI Tip 2, Go For a Walk or On The Walk of Life
On that walk for TBI Tip 2 is to be sure to Keep Hydrated. The brain and body functions the best when it is fully hydrated and working efficiently because it is fit. A safe and effective exercise program can play an important role in the rehabilitation process following a brain injury. For example, regular physical activity can help improve your balance and coördination, reduce reliance on assistive devices, and enhance your ability to do everyday activities and thus remain independent. Furthermore, following a brain injury, individuals who exercise are typically less depressed and report better quality of life than those who do not exercise. The key is to determine what type of exercise is best for you and to follow a program that accommodates your individual needs and concerns.
When you are out walking it is easy to become dehydrated rather quickly. You can combat this by always having a water bottle with you and refilling it often.
A key factor to my TBI Tip 2, Go For a Walk is losing weight. Nuff’ said.
Strengthen the Heart
Everybody needs a healthy heart. The combination of prehospital hypoxia and hypo-tension, each known to increase mortality in the setting of TBI, has a synergistic negative effect, boosting mortality risk by three or more times than either alone, a new study shows.
Bolster the Brain
As you walk you observe life and those observations can turn into thoughts. Pat attention and make an effort to remember details. Write it down or expound upon the idea in a Blog, either for disk space you pay or or a free Blog. A free Blog service I have used over the years is WordPress.com, but I like to have a presence in this world and with that presence you pay for a unique domain name suited to your liking. It might have to do with having a brain injury I don’t know but it gives me meaning. and it’s all good.
If your health care provider has not cleared you for independent physical activity and would like you to be monitored in a hospital setting or a medical fitness facility, you should exercise only under the supervision of a certified professional. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has two groups of certified fitness professionals that could meet your needs. The ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist (CES) is certified to support those with heart disease, diabetes and lung disease. The ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (RCEP) is qualified to support patients with a wide range of health challenges. You may locate all ACSM-certified fitness professionals by using the ProFinder at www.acsm.org.
Try it sometime, you’ll be amazed!
Mike is not a TBI doctor, he is just an advocate for traumatic brain injury. He offers his advice on brain injury from a survivors perspective and it is up to you to take or ignore his advice. Meaning he is not responsible in any way for your actions. He offers his advice for free on the world wide web and you should take it as such, cheap advice.