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.
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.
By Marla Cilley In our sidetracked lives, we tend to see all or nothing. We look outside at our yard and don’t think we have enough time to do it all. And trying to do it all in one day is guaranteed to overwhelm you and take the joy from it. (Oh yes, there is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Think of exercise as medication,” says John Ratey, M.D., an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. “For a very small handful of people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD ADD), it may actually be a replacement for stimulants, but, for most, it’s complementary — something they should absolutely do, along with taking […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s been shown to improve cardiovascular health, burn more fat than a regular workout, and even boost metabolism by up to 450 percent in the 24 hours after you do it. It’s high-intensity interval training…and it sucks. High-intensity interval training—which alternates between intense bursts of activity and a more moderate pace—has been proven to have […]Continue Reading... No Comments.