GLOBAL NEWS: Jan. 6, 2014
A new study suggests people who suffer a concussion need more than a break from sports, and also need a mental break in order to recover fully.
Researchers found it took an average of 100 days for student athletes to get over a concussion if they kept up with all of their school work.
In contrast, those who cut back on homework and online activity recovered in just 20 to 50 days. The study concludes that mental rest is just as important as physical rest.
Dr. Shelina Babul, Associate Director and Sports Injury Specialist at BC Injury Prevention and Research Unit, discusses the issue on the Global News report Jan. 6: