MODULE 3: Epilepsy Support and Non-medication Management 17 Let’s review some lifestyle changes that may help control your seizures and improve your quality of life: • Try to reduce stress; you may want to try yoga, meditation, or other methods of stress relief4,6,23 • Get enough sleep and follow a regular sleep schedule24 • Eat healthy foods4 • Exercise regularly6 • Talk to a therapist about how to include lifestyle changes in your daily routine6 Exercise Regularly Regular exercise can help some people with epilepsy have fewer seizures. Exercise can also improve your ability to pay attention, your mood, and your overall health. Talk to your healthcare team before starting a new exercise program, because exercise may also be a seizure trigger for some people with epilepsy. Also, think about how to keep yourself safe in case you have a seizure while you exercise.6 Talk to a Therapist You might find it helpful to talk to a psychologist or a social worker about how epilepsy impacts your daily life. A therapist can help you figure out how to include lifestyle changes in your daily routine.6