I hope you can join us this Saturday for “Warriors for Life” WFL Group Support Community Services Program as your host COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs talks about “Exercising Your Way to Recover.” The focus will be around exercising to improve the symptoms of PTSD, TBI, and PTSD from MST.
Saturday night’s Topic: “Exercising Your Way to Recovery?”
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumtic Brain Injury (TBI) and PTSD as a result of Military Sexual Trauma can drastically alter the lives of sufferers and is particularly common in veterans.
Effects include flashbacks, high anxiety, personality changes, startle responses, mood swings, and disturbed sleep, with typical treatment involving antidepressants and psychotherapy.
In an effort to develop treatment options, many are looking to physical remedies such as intense exercise to help those suffering from PTSD, TBI, and MST. Those who exercise regularly are less likely to suffer from anxiety and depression.
People with a TBI are often physically inactive, leading to reduced fitness levels and secondary health conditions. A safe and effective exercise program can play an important role in improving a poor health and fitness profile following a brain injury. Additionally, regular physical activity can enhance balance and coordination, decrease reliance on assistive devices, and improve ability to perform activities of daily life and, therefore, foster independence. Studies also suggest that exercisers with TBI were less depressed and reported a better quality of life than those who did not exercise. The key is to find which exercises the person with a TBI enjoys and develop an individualized exercise prescription that accommodates each person’s needs and abilities.
These exercises for brain injury patients can not only help you regain movement and strength, but also improve your cognitive functioning.
Warriors for Life Group Support Community Service – Saturday, 31 August 2019 at 8:00 PM ET, (7:00 Pm CT), 6:00 PM MT, & 5:00 PM PT
Dial in 5-10 minutes early to test your communications!
COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs will be the Host this Saturday evening and is inviting you to a RingCentral meeting.
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Meeting ID: 326 615 1203
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COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs