Suggestions for activities to do with a concussion

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    Suggestions for activities to do with a concussion

    I'm wondering if any of the Bees out there have ideas on how to keep active while recovering from a concussion. Obviously anything high-impact is out, but I'm hoping to do something other than just walking. I'm currently smack-dab in the middle of Age of Pandora (Part 1) and hoping not to give it up entirely, though modifications would be necessary for some stuff. Should I just do some of the lighter impact activities listed in the jobs at the Agoras? Pause it until I'm recovered? The concussion isn't too bad, but I'm out of commission for heavy weight lifting and anything high intensity/impact for at least a week or two.

    I'm open to any and all suggestions on how other Bees have coped with concussions and things you may have done to stay active during your recovery.

    #2
    I had a couple concussions decades ago from crashing on motorcycles (and a Jet-Ski once of all things...), rest and staying hydrated seemed best for me back then.

    I would think maybe work on smooth gentle stretching movements might be good? Consult with DR might be best 🤔👍🏼

    get well soon. 🙂

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      #3
      CelticCelli - Latest evidence suggests that some of the old adages may not hold true. Strict "brain rest" and avoidance of physical activity in kids, for example, seems to SLOW recovery and prolong ongoing symptoms.

      The most reasonable approach: 1 day of "brain rest," 1-2 days of physical rest (ie, no strenuous activity), and then progressive "light" activity as tolerated (light jog, easy weights, etc). Athletes are generally recommended to only go UP TO about 75-80% of their maximum effort. This is all assuming your symptoms are controlled without medication. If symptoms recur, then the "clock" starts over. And until you are completely symptom-free, you'll obviously want to avoid (as best as possible) anything that could reinjure your head.

      Good luck!

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        #4
        CelticCelli ... you are obviously "too fit" to gain appreciably from the low-end Programs, but perhaps if you just use them to keep from degrading over-much?
        Either Foundation or Baseline will give you the positive effects of exercise without jarring your brain about.
        Or you could try the Yoga Workouts. Just have a soft landing prepped if you should lose your balance.

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          #5
          Thank you, everyone! Your suggestions are most appreciated!

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