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.
Apart from the almost immediate feeling of peace and complacency, which accompanies time spent outdoors, hiking in nature can also free your mind of obsessive thoughts. Many of us frequently find ourselves preoccupied with negative thoughts, which at best takes the enjoyment out of the moments we experience and at worst takes us down a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Florence Williams Some of the best medicine for kids with attention-deficit disorders may be extreme sports and outdoor learning. That’s good news, because not only do they need exploration, but exploration desperately needs them. By second grade, it was clear that while Zack Smith could sit in a chair, he had no intention of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Rick Hodges Exercising outside can alleviate symptoms of attention deficit for both adults and children. Learn how it works — and learn new ways to keep exercise fun and as fresh as the outdoors. Krista Jeremiah is an active 37-year-old adult with ADHD who loves to exercise, but don’t ask her to work out […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Jennifer Lea Reynolds (NaturalNews) The next time someone tells you to take a hike, don’t be offended – do it! Your mental well-being and overall health will thank you. By know, we all know that exercise is a great way to keep weight in check, but it’s also an ideal way to boost mental […]Continue Reading... No Comments.