There are many activities that a person with epilepsy can engage in, and others that pose a higher risk. Skateboarding and rollerblading are activities in which extra precautionary measures must be taken in the case of a seizure. However, if performed safely, they can be an excellent way to stay active in the summer.
To begin, it is important to consult with your doctor about whether or not they believe it is safe to be participating in activities that pose a high risk. Once they deem that you are able to skateboard and rollerblade, for example, you must understand the next steps to safety.
The next step includes informing coaches, friends and family about your epilepsy. This means that if you happen to have a seizure around them, they will know how to respond. It is also best that you choose to perform these activities in the presence of others, in the case that a seizure occurs.
Most importantly, a helmet must always be worn when skateboarding or rollerblading. This is because helmets may help prevent you from obtaining a head injury, which are one of the main causes of seizures.
Lastly, all rules of the sport must be followed when performing any activity. This is to ensure your safety, and the safety of those around you.
I hope you enjoyed! Have a great summer!