By Petrolene Le Roux Anxiety was barely known as an illness before the 19th century. Anxiety is caused by worrying about the future. Depression is a prolonged state of sadness because of past events and experiences. Most people experience anxiety or depression at some point in their lives. Many physicians prescribe mental and physical exercises to improve a patient’s state of mind. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Neil Petersen For people with ADHD, moving the mind and moving the body seem to be related. I’ve talked before about how fidgeting helps people with ADHD concentrate, which is why telling someone with ADHD to “sit still and pay attention” is often a contradiction. But what if we go further than just fidgeting – does […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Gwyneth Rees These teenagers all have ADHD and have been excluded from mainstream school. Here they tell how the sport of boxing is helping them channel their excess energy and improve their life skills. In an amateur boxing gym in Barry, 14-year-old Levi is tugging on his boxing gloves, ready to join his friends […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Everyone knows that regular exercise is good for the body. But exercise is also one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health. Regular exercise can have a profoundly positive impact on depression, anxiety, ADHD, and more. It also relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better, and boosts your overall mood. And […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Rosie Osmun You know that getting enough sleep and getting enough exercise are both essential for good health. But when you’re short on time or are feeling tired, is it still worth waking up extra early so you can squeeze in a workout? You’re probably hoping the answer is “no.” After all, who wouldn’t […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Joel Nigg, Ph.D ADHD is genetic, but it is also environmental — to a degree. You can’t change your DNA. But you CAN change your diet, fitness, and sleep habits — all of which may have real, positive effects on ADHD symptoms. Here’s how. Read the full article.Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Kristen Stewart Physical activity has short-term but powerful benefits for adults and kids with ADHD. It’s no surprise that exercise boasts many health benefits — but it may also help ease or even treat both child and adult ADHD symptoms. Read the full article here.Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Nancy Ratey, Ed.M. Eager to get going on your new exercise regimen? Once you start seeing results, you’ll find it easier to change your eating habits, as well. Over the years, Boston-based ADHD coach Nancy Ratey has helped dozens of clients develop and stick with exercise programs. Here are six stick-to-it strategies that she […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Joel Nigg, Ph.D. Dubbed “hyperkinetic disorder” 50 years ago, ADHD was first associated with hyperactivity and weak impulse control alone. Since then — and particularly over the last decade — our understanding of the condition has blossomed; we now know that its symptoms range from inattention to self-regulation to emotional sensitivity and beyond. Growing […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Additude Editors Research shows that physical activity sparks real, positive changes in the brain that increase attention and improve mood. What’s more, exercise is an inexpensive, self-prescribed, and accessible supplemental treatment option for adults and children with ADHD. “Think of exercise as medication,” says John Ratey, M.D., an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at […]Continue Reading... No Comments.