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Why Rest is So Important After a Concussion

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Dr. Robert Cantu is the medical director and co-founder of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded to support athletes, Veterans, and all affected by concussions and CTE; achieve smarter sports and safer athletes through education and innovation; and to End CTE through prevention and research.

In this video, Dr. Cantu explains why it is so critical to rest after suffering a concussion. If you or your loved one has suffered a possible concussion, make sure to follow these key steps to recovery:

Remove yourself from activities that could cause head trauma, stress your heart, or strain your brain. 1) Get evaluated by a medical professional. 2) Rest your body and brain. 3) Monitor your symptoms carefully. 4) Keep a positive attitude. Most people recover within a few weeks!

If you or your loved one is struggling with your concussion recovery, reach out to the CLF HelpLine, which offers free, personalized guidance for people struggling with the outcomes of brain injury: