Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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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.

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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…

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Eileen Bailey, Health Guide, posted What Types of Exercises Are Best for… We have talked about the importance of exercise for managing ADHD symptoms…

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Eileen Bailey, Health Guide, posted Recess Important for Children with ADHD During recess time, children get a short respite from academic work. They have a…

03/18/13

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Eileen Bailey, Health Guide, commented on Can Martial Arts Help Children with… Kitta   Thanks for sharing your experience. I think martial arts is a…

04/07/11

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Merely Me, Health Guide, commented on Yoga and ADHD Thanks Deborah for stopping by to comment!   I am sticking with the yoga...it is definitely helping…

10/17/09

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