View Full Version : Tourettes and physical condition

05-25-05, 02:04 PM
My 13 year old nephew has tourettes, altho I've never seen any symptoms - he is under medication. He seems to use it as an excuse not to do anything he can get out of (his mom seems oblivious, maybe encourages it), and is getting too heavy for his age. It seems to me he would, at least in general, be better off active than sitting around eating.

I can't find anything for or against exercise on the internet. Is there anything official on this? That is, is it known that exercise either helps or exacerbates TS?

08-07-05, 05:25 PM
I don't know about anything 'official' but I do know it helps mine....exercise that is. As long as he gets plenty of rest to keep up with the exercise, I don't see it causing any problems.

02-20-06, 10:04 AM
Exercise reduces stress and stress is a trigger than makes Tourettes symptoms worse in my understanding. My brother has Tourettes and was on a baseball scholarship in college, so I can't imagine it hurting.