Can exercise help ADHD symptoms? Some studies have shown that exercise can help improve memory, planning, prioritizing, attention span, decrease hyperactivity, improve mood and increase motivation. Levels of chemical dopamine, often lower in ADHD patients, are increased through exercise. Stimulant medications boost these chemicals; exercise does it naturally.
I just started to take a yoga class in my community and all the while I was thinking, "Wow, this would be great for someone who has ADHD." And I am not the only one who has had the same thoughts. Research has just begun to take a look at yoga as a treatment method for individuals who have ADHD, particularly children. Researcher Pauline…