Monday, January 17, 2011

Exercise as ADHD Treatment

"One thing I heard from many par­ents was that their child responded well to phys­i­cal exer­cise. They also reported that it helped their chil­dren burn off excess energy and main­tain a calmer and more focused state," according to Dr. Rabiner.

A new study substantiates this observational data. The study pub­lished recently online in the Jour­nal of Atten­tion Dis­or­ders exam­in­ed the effects of an extended phys­i­cal activ­ity train­ing pro­gram on chil­dren with ADHD.

The findings: Results from this study pro­vide ini­tial evi­dence that a sys­tem­atic and rig­or­ous phys­i­cal activ­ity pro­gram may be ben­e­fi­cial to youth with ADHD.

Read on.

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